One Egg Chocolate Cake

"I was going to make my outstanding brownies(posted) for my friends birthday but didn't have enough cocoa, then i dug out my edmonds new zealand recipe book and found this, i mixed up the soda and the baking powder but it still turned out absolutely delicious. this was in the top 20 voted by new zealanders. mine turned out an odd shape but that is due to me just stuffing the baking paper in"
One Egg Chocolate Cake created by Anonymous
Ready In:




  • pre-heat oven to 190 degrees Celsius.
  • grease a 20cm round cake tin and line base with baking paper.
  • melt butter and syrup in a small saucepan.
  • pour melted ingredients into a small bowl.
  • add egg and sugar, beat well.
  • sift cocoa, flour and BAKING POWDER together.
  • fold sifted ingredients and essence into egg mixture.
  • dissolve baking soda in milk.
  • fold into egg mixture.
  • pour mixture into prepared pan and bake for 30 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched.
  • leave in tin 5 minutes before turning out onto wire rack.
  • when cold ice with chocolate icing.
  • Chocolate Icing:

  • sift icing sugar and cocoa in a bowl, add butter, add sufficient water to mix to a spreadable consistency, flavour with essence.

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  1. elaine195817
    Regarding the one egg choc cake? I used my tweaked recipe for a lemon drizzle cake...all i did was use 100 grams butter instead of 50 and added 2 teaspoons of lemon oil to the melted butter and golden syrup ..for icing i made a runny icing with half teaspoon lemon oil and water...drizzled over the cake when cooled...the texture was fluffy and very light.
  2. elaine195817
    One egg chocolate cake baked up wonderfully...i tweaked the temp as my oven is very basic, no fan etc and i noticed another lady had thought temp at 190 might be a bit high so i baked the cake on just meant that the baking time took longer, approximately 55-60 mins...also checking that the center wasn't gooey from 45mins onwards...the cake was well worth the wait...lovely
  3. iamnotumi
    The cake is moist but it burned. The temperature must be too high I guess. You really need to keep an eye on your cake while you bake it. And the icing is amazing :-)
  4. Anonymous
    One Egg Chocolate Cake Created by Anonymous
  5. Kristyn Maguire
    Fantastic and quick chocolate cake. I substituted 'Ljus sirap' instead of golden syrup as I am currently in Sweden and golden syrup is not widely available. However, the cake still turned out extremely moist and delicious. I would certainly make it again.



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