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Easy Chocolate Cake

By Chelsea Sugar
Easy Chocolate Cake
12 servings
  • 74 reviews

  • Difficulty Easy
  • Prep time 10 mins
  • Cooking time 50 mins
  • Serves

    1 3/4 cup flour
    1/2 cup cocoa
    2 tsp baking powder
    1 cup Chelsea White Sugar
    125g butter
    2 Tbsp Chelsea Golden Syrup
    2 eggs
    1 1/2 cup milk
    2 tsp baking soda
    1 tsp vanilla essence


    50g Soft Butter
    2Tbsp Water
    1Tbsp Cocoa Powder 
    1 1/2 cups Chelsea Icing Sugar


    Preheat oven to 180°C. 
    Mix together the flour, cocoa, baking powder and Chelsea White Sugar
    In separate bowl add the butter and Chelsea Golden Syrup and melt 1 minute on high in microwave usually does it. 
    In another bowl whisk the eggs and stir in the milk, baking soda and vanilla. Add both the butter mix and the milk mix to dry ingredients and beat on medium for 1 minute. 
    In a 20 cm round tin this takes 50-60 minutes to cook. Cool before icing.

    Whisk butter and Chelsea Icing Sugar together. 
    Add water and cocoa powder. 
    Whisk together (add water slowly to make sure that the icing is the right consistency). 

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Average Rating
(74 reviews)

Amazing cake! Made it for 7 of my friends' birthdays!

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I made this for the first time for my daughters birthday. I could taste the baking soda so next time I make it I will put less in.

This is the best chocolate cake I’ve ever had. I took a slice to school once and gave a bit to my friends and within minutes I had five orders for cake for their birthdays. This is an easy cake to make and is always delicious. 10/10 incredible.

Easy to make and great taste

Old favorite for many many years.! Love it.

This cake is delicious. :) thank you

it looks so yummy and i want to make alot of chocolate c ake because of your delious hocolate cake it is so spectacular cake Chelsea


delicious in microwave with cream on top

Yummy cake, so light and fluffy. Made it in a rectangle cake tin so not so big, cut up un-iced and put in the freezer. Also great heated in the microwave with some chocolate sauce and icecream.


This cake is delicious



Good made it for my teachers b´day!

This is not, I stress, NOT a recipe for a 20 cm cake tin. It's for a 23 cm tin, so please CHANGE the recipe to reflect this. I have a very messy oven with chocolate cake flowing to the bottom thanks to your misdirection.

I understand that members' recipes are not tested; so I specially chose a Chelsea Sugar recipe for reliability. You have let me down badly, Chelsea.

Lovely & moist just as a chocolate cake should be. The ones who said different obviously didn't follow the recipe.

Really moist just as a chocolate cake should be

i was disgusting

5 stars cause it looked pretty good and the icing was great

I think that this was a great recipe for my kids and I will do it for their birthdays

Cake itself tasted bland and dry. Not too exciting, not sure what I've done wrong, especially given the comments and I tend to follow recipes to the T.

It was pretty lit

this is the worst dry yuk cake in the world

Awesome vanilla cake the lemon zest jumped out at me

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scrumptious and beautiful

Delicious and scrumptious. I loved the cake it was nice and chocolatey and moist,but it was a little bit dry.


This is one of the most moist flavorful recipes for chocolate cake I've made.
It's great with chocolate buttercream or fresh cream and walnuts. I used this recipe on the weekend for a 50th birthday cake and I added half a can of beetroot juice (from canned beetroot). You can't taste it but it does enhance the chocolate flavor.

It is so tasty and I love to bake! (especially cakes!)

Very nice cake.

This cake tasted like hot mush! DO NOT MAKE

It's a really great recipe. Just don't really see the point in the golden syrup.

Absolutely delicious! Best Chocolate cake recipe ever.

looks goooooood

its awesome for an easy chocolate cake recipe

I like this recipe and I make it every day for my family. Thanks.




I think its an amazing recipe you should share more chocolate cake recipes because I'm doing exploration to learn about my passion thanks for sharing the chocolate cake recipe (:

It is a really easy recipe to follow and I recommend it.


This cake is amazing, it’s delicious. Quick and easy. At first you think that you have done something wrong with the batter because its very wet. But it's fine after getting baked.
Amazing cake recipe!

That is so good

Sooo delicious.........Highly recommend and so easy to make.

We didn't have golden syrup so we used honey instead. It worked really well :-)

it was good

Delicious . I made this cake in the kitchen whizz. Most successful . Absolute fav of everyone.

Hi. I thought this was a good recipe and a comment that I had to make is that it didn't take an hour to bake but then I might have used a different tin to what you guys have used but I thought that I would just say that. Overall it's a good recipe and people ate it quickly. Definitely recommend it ☺


I've made this several times now and defo the best choc cake recipe :)

Not sure what went wrong but I followed recipe and it was a horrible heavy tasting cake definitely won't be making this again yuk

So good and really yum. But soooooooooooooooo many dishes


I baked this cake for my mum and she loved it soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much

thanks so much its so easy


Very good

Great but a lot of dishes after.

After many years of successfully baking gluten free I was recently in need of a gluten flour cake. I made this cake and it was amazing. It was just as good a few days later too.




I made this for my friend's birthday and she loved it.

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This cake is the best one I've ever tasted, you have got to try it is soooooooooo yummy !!!

So quick and easy! Everyone loved it :)

I will make it tomorrow it looks great

It was so easy to make it was my first ever chocolate cake i used self raising flour for this one and was awesome. I will be using this recipe once again................:D

is there chocolate icing to go with it?
CHELSEA: thanks for the feedback. We've added a chocolate icing recipe. Enjoy!

Okay My Cousins Loved It

It's a fantastic, yummy, delicious chocolate cake recipe.

Perfect recipe for muffins as well. Took 20 minutes in the oven. Came out light and moist, so easy to make.

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This was an quick and easy recipe make this into cupcakes ☺

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Easy to make and tastes beautiful

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