Rich Chocolate Cake



This is originally Mary Berrys chocolate cake recipe! She uses the all in on method, however we prefer our method below.


  • 50g Cocoa powder (we prefer bournville )
  • 6Tbsp boiling water
  • 300g sugar
  • 100g margarine/butter
  • 175g self raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Vanilla essence (optional)
  • 4 tbsp milk
  • 3 eggs


  1. Recite Bismillah.
  2. Grease 2 x  8″  round tins.
  3. Preheat oven to 180c fan.
  4. Beat butter/margarine with sugar
  5. Add eggs, flour, milk & vanilla.
  6. Mix cocoa & boiling  water to make a thick smooth paste & add to mixture & mix well till well combined but be careful not to over beat!
  7. Fold in baking powder.
  8. Pour into tins & bake for 25-30 mins at 180c .
  9. Remove from tins & allow to cool & then frost! (see our frosting recipes) 

Tip: To avoid cocoa lumps in your batter, beat the cocoa & water using a electric whisk till its smooth.


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