My Family Favourite Chocolate Cake

READY IN: 55mins
Recipe by Um Safia

A super light and fluffy chocolate sponge cake.

Top Review by sonyaart

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!

Ingredients Nutrition


  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. Whisk the eggs into the sugar/margarine mixture.
  3. Slowly add the flour, baking powder and cocoa. Sieve these to avoid lumps (especially in the cocoa).
  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. Pour into a non stick cake tin, preferably with loose bottom. I use an 8'' round tin for this cake.
  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. Remove from tin and cool on wire rack. Once cooled, top with chocolate icing, frosting etc or dust with icing sugar and cocoa powder.

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