Simple Chocolate Cake Recipe

chocolate cake recipe

It’s National cake day, so it’s quite obvious we should be celebrating. πŸ˜‰ Since I’m a chocolate addict, I thought I would share this easy recipe from Royal Baking Powder with you.


makes 1 two-layer cake

  • 200g butter or margarine softened
  • 250ml (1 cup) caramel brown sugar
  • 2 extra-large eggs
  • 5ml (1 tsp) vanilla essence
  • 500ml (2 cups) cake flour
  • 15ml (1 Tbsp) Royal Baking Powder
  • 2ml (1/4 tsp) salt
  • 100ml cocoa powder
  • 350ml milk


  • 80g butter or margarine softened
  • 500ml (2 cups) icing sugar, sifted
  • 60ml (1/4 cup) cocoa powder
  • 30ml (2 Tbsp) warm water
  • 15ml (1 Tbsp) milk

How to make a chocolate cake with icing:

Step 1

Cream butter and sugar together. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition until light and creamy. Add essence.


Sift flour, Royal Baking Powder, salt and cocoa powder together. Fold dry ingredients into egg mixture, alternately with milk, until combined.


Turn out into two greased 20cm round cake pans. Bake in a preheated oven at 1800C for 30-40 minutes. Leave in pans for a few minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely.


How to make the Icing:

Cream butter and icing sugar together. Blend cocoa powder and water to a smooth paste. Add to creamed mixture, with milk, and beat to a smooth consistency. Use half of the icing to sandwich the two cake layers together. Ice the top of the cake with the remaining icing.

How easy is this recipe? There are no excuses not to try it this festive season. πŸ˜‰ Do you have an easy recipe you would like to share? Comment below so we can try it out too!

Don’t forget to take a picture of your delicious dish and share it on the Royal Baking Powder Facebook page @RoyalBakingPowderSA and use the #GetItRighwithRoyal

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Simple Chocolate Cake Recipe

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