Posted by: Joan Spiller | June 23, 2010

Chocolate Cake – Recipe

We’ve got bridge tonight, so I decided to bake something to take along for supper .. This is my Nana Corinne’s chocolate cake recipe and is such a simple recipe as well as being reasonably healthy (until I slather it in chocolate ganache, anyway lol) One day I plan on fiddling with it, to see if it can be made with oil but it’s a lotta cake for only 1/3lb butter so what the heck..

Nana C’s Choccie cake

In a large bowl mix the following ingredients:

2c white sugar
2c white plain flour (sifted – always sifted!!)
2t baking soda
2t baking powder
1/2t salt

In a 2nd bowl, mix the following ingredients:

150g butter ~ I think this is just under 2 sticks
2c boiling water with 1T coffee pdr
2/3c cocoa pdr (I use valrhona – see below)

Let the water mixture cool (10 mins or so) then add 2 eggs and beat to combine.

Mix both bowls of ingredients together and bake at 175 deg C in a lined cake tin. In my oven this took an hour but I’ve heard it can be done in 50 mins so basically check every 5 mins after 40 mins or so. Don’t ya love how recipes can be like this? Sorry!!

Oh yeah and this mix makes 2 med sized or 1 huge cake and the recipe can be halved or doubled easily!



Tags: Chocolate Cake, Recipes, Baking, Cooking, Food, Chocolate, Easy Baking



  1. I read it. very nice!


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