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    My Family Favourite Chocolate Cake

    My Family Favourite Chocolate Cake. Photo by Um Safia

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    55 mins

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    45 mins

    Um Safia's Note:

    A super light and fluffy chocolate sponge cake.

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    Serves: 8


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    1. 1
      Cream the margarine and the sugar until light and fluffy. I personally prefer to lessen the amount of sugar as I don't like things overly sweet but 80z is the original recipe.
    2. 2
      Whisk the eggs into the sugar/margarine mixture.
    3. 3
      Slowly add the flour, baking powder and cocoa. Sieve these to avoid lumps (especially in the cocoa).
    4. 4
      Stir in a figure of 8 fashion. Gradually add enough water to loosen the cake mix up a bit. It should be the consistency of a slightly thin custard.
    5. 5
      Pour into a non stick cake tin, preferably with loose bottom. I use an 8'' round tin for this cake.
    6. 6
      Bake on a middle/top shelf in the oven at 180 c for around 45 mins or until a skewer comes out clean.
    7. 7
      Remove from tin and cool on wire rack. Once cooled, top with chocolate icing, frosting etc or dust with icing sugar and cocoa powder.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on September 17, 2012


      This has become our favorite chocolate cake :) I made it many times and it's perfect every time, I usually put chocolate glaze on top (melted chocolate with a bit of butter and sugar) or just icing sugar instead :) cake is so delicious, thanks a lot for the recipe!

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    • on October 01, 2007


      I followed the advice of the Chef and used just 6 oz of sugar because I too do not like things too sweet. I shared this cake with my mother-in-law who agreed that this cake was a slice of chocolate heaven!! Delicious cake just as is. Chocolatly (if that's a word), moist, not too dense... just delicious! Thanks for the great recipe!

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    • on June 08, 2007


      I made this today (as well as the apple cake) and OMG its good! I tried it with just 6oz of sugar and was a bit skeptikal but it was perfect. I iced it and put chocolate chips on the top - to keep the kids happy. This recipe has just been added to my cookbook - say no more!

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    Nutritional Facts for My Family Favourite Chocolate Cake

    Serving Size: 1 (105 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 451.2
    Calories from Fat 224
    Total Fat 24.9 g
    Saturated Fat 5.4 g
    Cholesterol 61.3 mg
    Sodium 337.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 52.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.4 g
    Sugars 28.4 g
    Protein 5.8 g

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