Peppermint Chocolate Cake

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by peachy_pie

This recipe is super easy and very cheap to make. It tastes surprisingly rich given the small amount of oil/butter. This is a great all-purpose cake, and could be used for birthdays, lunchboxes, or a midnight snack! Feel free to vary the essence... I have tried orange essence, coffee essence, cherry essence and also just plain vanilla.

Top Review by mliss29

Wow! Easy and really, really good! Instead of self-rising flour, I used 1 cup all-purpose flour + 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder + 1/2 teaspoon salt and baked it at 350F for 40 minutes. I used a bread-loaf pan and it colapsed a little in the middle, but I don't know enough about baking to know what that means. Operator error, I presume. Great taste and I'm looking forward to trying it with orange extract! and chocolate.... Reviewed for Pick-A-Chef.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celcius.
  2. Put all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and beat well for about 2 minutes.
  3. Pour butter into a greased cake tin.
  4. Bake for 40-45 minutes. Do not overbake, as it can dry out.
  5. Leave to cool in tin before slicing.

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