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  • TM 31
published: 2014/07/24
changed: 2017/08/20



  • 100 g Butter
  • 250 g Milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 460 g sugar, (OMG!!!)
  • 290 g plain flour
  • 65 g cocoa
  • 1.5 teaspoons bi-carb
  • 1.5 teaspoons baking powder
  • 230 g Boiling water


  • 200 g icing sugar
  • 75 g Butter, at room temp
  • 30 g cocoa
  • 150 g cream cheese, cubed
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Paste

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Recipe's preparation

  1. Pre-heat oven to 180°C.  (My oven runs a bit cool so I cooked on 190°C)

    Grease up 2 x 20cm cake pans.  (I used 2 x rectangle pyrex dishes about 15 x 20cm) OR 1 x large pan.

    Melt butter for 1 min / 60°C / speed 2 or until completely melted.

    Add milk, eggs & vanilla extract.  Mix 3 seconds / speed 3.

    Add remaining cake ingredients - EXCEPT water.  Mix 20 seconds / speed 4.  Mix will be THICK.

    Add boiling water.  Mix 10 seconds / speed 4.  Scrape sides & bottom of bowl - cake was thick, so make sure you get anything that's been stuck on the bowl.

    Mix 10 seconds / speed 4.

    Pour into oiled pans and cook 45 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean.

    Leave in pan 10 minutes, then carefully turn out and allow to cool completely before icing.


  2. Frosting
  3. Add icing sugar, butter, cocoa & vanilla to the bowl.

    Mix 5 seconds / speed 6, or until mixture comes together.

    Add cubed cream cheese and mix speed 7 / 10 - 15 seconds, or until combined and motor takes off!

    Put in butterfly and mix 2 minutes / speed 4.

    Ice cakes as required and decorate!

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  • 12. May 2023 - 09:46

    So delicious! I made this three times last week alone! 2 birthday cakes and a batch of cupcakes for the coronation. Makes 24 cupcakes at least. I use the standard buttercream recipe from cookidoo but should try this one. The last cake I made I did a layer of caramel (I used the Millionaires Shortbread with a Twist caramel recipe from Cookidoo) between the layers and it was AMAZING!!

    We were still eating the cupcakes almost 4 days later and they were stil delicous and moist. Perfect chocolate cake!

  • 5. January 2022 - 09:09

    Would this cake be suitable to stack and make into a drip cake with buttercream layers? Or too moist/dense and will squash buttercream?

  • 21. July 2021 - 18:38

    this was the best choc cake i've made in the thermo so light, fluffy and moist!!

  • 28. March 2021 - 21:44

    This is my go to chocolate cake as it is so moist and serves many people, which is great for a birthday cake. I tried a dairy-free option due to someone's dietary requirements and it turned out just as great! I used dairy-free butter and rice milk as substitutes and then made a dairy-free buttercream for the icing (using same substitutions) and the cake was a hit. Thanks for such a no-fail recipe!

  • 19. January 2021 - 15:13

    I agree with everyone else a perfect & delicious cake. Very easy. I left all the ingredients as they were & found it sweet but not overly. Definitely will be a winner at family dinner tonight. Thank you for adding this recipe for us all to enjoy 😊

  • 14. September 2020 - 21:19

    Amazing! I cut sugar back to 350g

  • 30. July 2020 - 19:20

    My whole family loves this cake. It is so moist and has a great chocolatey flavour. We do reduce sugar to 360grams and tastes great. We make this every couple of weeks for school and work lunches.

  • 9. July 2020 - 15:45 did you line the bundt tin? Did it stick?

  • 16. June 2020 - 22:06

    Very moist and delicious cake - I also used 400g sugar

  • 21. May 2020 - 08:49

    Lovely cake. i only used 320g of sugar as i knew the icing would be sweet (used a diff icing recipe) so whilst the cake itself wasn't that sweet it was balanced by the icing.

    I used a 22cm pan and it didn't rise evenly so cut the top off. Next time will use two smaller ones (just didn't have two the same size that were smaller)

    Thanks for sharing the recipe, will def use again

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