Chocolate Cake Express

READY IN: 47mins
YIELD: 8 slices




  • Preheat the oven to 190 C / 375°F.
  • Grease and flour a 20 cm cake tin.
  • Combine the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt.
  • Make a well in the centre of the mixture, and add the vanilla essence, vinegar and oil, then gradually stir in the water.
  • Continue stirring until thoroughly blended, but do not over-mix.
  • Pour all of the batter into the cake tin, and bake, uncovered, for 35 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the centre of the cake, comes out clean.
  • Do not over bake, the secret to this cake is its moistness.
  • Cool in the tin on a wire rack for 10 minutes, then transfer the cake from the tin to the rack, to cool completely.
  • Sift the icing sugar over the top, and serve.