Chocolate Cake




  • 1 1/3 cups plain flour
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 125g butter, melted, cooled
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence

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  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Grease and line a deep 20cm round cake tin.
  3. Sift flour, bicarbonate of soda and cocoa powder into the bowl. Add the sugar.
  4. Combine buttermilk, eggs, melted butter and vanilla in a jug.
  5. Make a well in centre of flour mixture, and pour in buttermilk mixture.
  6. Begin to mix on speed ‘1’ or ‘2’ until combined. Then increase to speed ‘4’, and beat for 3 to 4 minutes or until thick and creamy.
  7. Pour mixture into prepared pan. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean.
  8. Allow to cool in pan for 5 minutes. Turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

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