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American Chocolate Cake

By Jacquie Webb
American Chocolate Cake
12 servings
  • 26 reviews

  • Difficulty Easy
  • Prep time 10 mins
  • Cooking time 30 mins
  • Serves

    1 3/4 cups flour
    1 1/2 tsp baking powder
    1/2 tsp baking soda
    1/4 tsp salt
    1 1/2 cups Chelsea White Sugar
    3 Tbsp cocoa
    1 cup milk
    1/2 cup soft butter
    3 eggs


    Sift together dry ingredients, add butter and milk. Beat vigourously for two minutes. Then add eggs one at a time. Cook at 180 deg C for 30 - 40 mins or until it springs back when touched.

    Ice with chocolate icing, decorate with chocolate hail.

    This recipe has not been tested by Chelsea Sugar.

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Average Rating
(26 reviews)

l am ten and I found this the best chocolate cake I have ever made super easy just perfect!

I once used only baking powder and not baking was good but dry ...what’s the difference between baking soda and baking powder and what they really do.
CHELSEA SUGAR: Hi there, both baking powder and baking soda are leavening agents, which cause baked goods to rise. Baking soda reacts with acids in a recipe (i.e. buttermilk, brown sugar, lemon juice etc) neutralizing them and, in the process, creating carbon dioxide bubbles which cause the batter to rise. Baking powder is made from baking soda and a dry acid (usually cream of tartar), and reacts when combined with liquid and heat. Sometimes both baking soda and baking powder are required to give extra lift.

It must be delicious.

I love American cakes. Yummy.

It was absolutely amazing.

Very good.

I love this cake.

Just perfect. Extremely easy.

Really good!

It's really easy and yummy!!

This was the easiest and quickest cake I've ever baked. It was perfect thank you ❤️

Can I use self raising flour or whole meal flour instead?
Chelsea Sugar:
You can substitute standard flour for wholemeal flour. Self raising flour would not be a suitable alternative considering the recipe advises using baking soda.

Great easy cake! Just added vanilla essence

Yum :)

I added cream and chocolate buttons. Delicious!

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I'm going to make this for my mum's birthday as a surprise when she gets home from work. I hope it works! The rest of the comments say its great, so I hope their right! I'm trusting you guys, so I'm gonna give it 5!

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l love this chocolate cake recipe

This American Chocolate Cake is yum

Best chocolate cake recipe ever!!!!!

The cake is SO damn good... But would taste a little better with some Vanilla extract

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Best chocolate cake ever, never fails & very yummy!

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You can't go wrong and it taste so yummy!

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This cake never fails, I make it all the time and so easy

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Easy and yummy. Cut horizontally and fill with chocolate butter cream or any filling, makes for a great treat after dinner or as a special occasion.

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Soooo easy to make and tastes pretty good to!

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