Easy Chocolate Cake

Easy Chocolate Cake

Servings 6


Chocolate Cake

  • 125 g butter
  • 45 g cocoa powder
  • 2 Tbsp instant espresso powder
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 260 g flour
  • 400 g sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk


  • 75 g butter
  • 250 g icing sugar
  • 15 g cocoa powder
  • 2 Tbsp milk


  • Preheat oven to 180°C. Line a 6 or 8 inch round cake tin with baking paper. Bring a full kettle to the boil.
    Place butter, cocoa powder and instant espresso powder in a medium bowl and pour over boiling water measure. Whisk until combined. In a second large bowl, combine flour, sugar and salt. Pour wet mix into dry mix and whisk to combine. Add egg and milk and fold to combine.
    Transfer mixture to cake tin and bake for 20-25 minutes, until a skewer inserted comes out clean.
    Place butter, icing sugar, cocoa powder and milk in a large bowl. Use electric beaters to beat for about 6 minutes, until a smooth, spreadable consistency. Add extra milk if needed, 1 Tbsp at a time.
    Wait until cake has completely cooled before icing. Use a spoon to spread icing and decorate as desired.

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