I’m no baker but it was Gabby’s 8th Birthday on Friday, she was having her cousin’s over for tea so I felt I really should bake her a cake. So I sought out a chocolate cake recipe that was as easy as possible and this one totally fits the bill! No fancy ingredients, I had everything in the house, and it was in the oven within minutes. Thank you to House and Garden for this recipe, I hope you enjoy my step-by-step guide to this Chocolate Cake Recipe for beginners. Enjoy!*
Yes, I know the candles are somewhat wonky!
Chocolate Cake Recipe for Beginners
- 175g softened butter
- 175g caster sugar
- 3 large eggs
- 150g self-raising flour, sifted
- 50g of cocoa, sifted
- 1tsp baking powder
- 1tsp vanilla extract
- pinch of salt
You’ll need a 7inch cake tin and baking paper and set the oven to 180°C
1. Grease cake tin and line the bottom with baking paper, then measure out all your ingredients and pop it into a large bowl
2. Mix that baby until it’s only just combined (takes literally a minute!), then scoop it into your cake tin and pop in the oven for 45-50 minutes. Sooooo easy!
3. After 45 minutes you can check it is cooked using a skewer (it will come out clean if the cake is cooked). If it’s ready, leave the cake to cool on a wire rack
One word. Nutella! (This idea came straight from my buddy Ashlie and her banana loaf!) Plus some stars and candles. The candles weren’t my first choice of colour but that’s what you get for shopping on the day! Oh and don’t be too heavy handed with the candles…
Happy girl in her plastic heaven!
*I had no intention of sharing this recipe but after my first attempt went so well (until I threw it on the floor as documented in this post 5 things I’ve learnt about baking cakes!), I figured I may as well document my second attempt for a blog post and share my new found knowledge!