Easy Chocolate Cake

Nuvita Biscuits

A simple and delicious chocolate tray bake that kids will love – great for parties or as a lunchbox treat.


  • 25 g cocoa powder, sifted
  • 3 tbsp hot water
  • 225 g margarine
  • 225 g caster sugar
  • 300 g self-raising flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tbsp low fat natural yogurt

For the icing

  • 150 g dark chocolate
  • 100 g double cream
  • 100 g low fat yogurt
  • 2 tubes of Smarties or children’s sweets


1. Pre-heat the oven to 180C/160C fan/gas mark 4. Grease and line a small tray bake tin measuring 30x23cm

2. Measure the cocoa and water into a small bowl and mix well to form a smooth paste. In a mixing bowl add all the other ingredients and beat well until creamed, fluffy and light in colour, then add the cocoa paste and mix again.

3. Pour the mixture into the prepared tin. Bake for about 25–35 minutes, until springy to touch. Check by inserting a skewer into the centre of the cake and if it comes out clean the cake is cooked.

4. Transfer to a cooling rack and leave to completely cool in the tin.

5. To make the icing: heat the chocolate with the cream in a bowl over a pan of gently simmering water and stir until melted. Leave to one side to thicken and cool slightly

6. When the cake has cooled, pour over the icing, spread with a palette knife and decorate with the Smarties.



Recipe Comments

  1. posted by Dark_LovexXx on Feb 5, 2013

    I’ve tried lots of different chocolate cake recipes and I was wondering what is your best tried and tested method for the perfect moist and tasty chocolate cake?

  2. posted by evangldbrg on Mar 17, 2013

    I know nothing about baking and I must make a chocolate cake ( strawberries). I am 15 and I must do it alone. I know absolutely nothing about baking, Please provide me with an easy stepby step recipe.

  3. posted by The Inc on Mar 18, 2013

    i always wanted to make my own homemade cake. someone help me with a simple but good chocolate cake recipe, it will only be for like 4 people.

  4. posted by Erfan on Mar 21, 2013

    I wanted to make a chocolate cake. I have never made one before so i want a recipe that is easy to make. Could you please also include all of the ingredients and equipment needed. Thank you.

  5. posted by norrin_shadowwolf on Mar 25, 2013

    I am making a german chocolate cake next friday and I need a recipe for the frosting that substitutes Splenda for any sugar in the recipe. Does anyone have any suggestions?

  6. posted by Denali on Mar 25, 2013

    I need a recipe to cook a cake. Please help me because I have a cooking assignment for school that is due tomorrow. And I want to cook a cake. Any cake that tastes good and is easy to make. Like a chocolate cake. (Except I don’t have a recipe)
    Ok please help me
    P.S Please be VERY clear and detailed with your instructions.

  7. posted by cathy kaiga on Jul 8, 2013

    how can l bake a cake using home made oven and how do l prepare the oven?

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