Chocolate Cake Recipe

This recipe is a great foundation for any chocolate cake. It has a rich, moist flavor and delicious chocolate flavor.

This cake is so soft, fluffy and tender that it’s hard to believe it’s gluten free. You can frost the cake with your favorite icing. My favorite is a simple buttercream icing.


How To Prepare Chocolate Cake Recipe?

Preparation Time: 25 mins

Cooking Time: 45 mins

Serving Size: 8


For the cake

  • 250g golden caster sugar
  • 5 large eggs
  • 300g self-raising flour
  • 4 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 250g unsalted butter, softened plus extra for the tins
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

For the buttercream

  • 200g milk chocolate, chopped
  • 6 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 300g icing sugar
  • 250g butter, softened

Making Method

For the cake:

Step 1: Preheat the oven to 180°C/Fan 160°C/Gas Mark 4. Butter and line three 20cm sandwich tins with baking parchment.

Step 2: In a bowl, mix together the sugar, eggs, flour and cocoa powder until well combined.

Step 3: Lightly beat together the butter, milk and vanilla extract until smooth.

Step 4: Fold together the wet and dry ingredients, then pour between the prepared tins evenly.

Step 5: Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes. Remove from the oven and leave to cool in the tins.

For the buttercream

Step 1: Place the chocolate, cocoa powder and milk in a small bowl. Microwave for 1 minute then check to see if melted, microwaving again if not. Stir until smooth then leave to cool for 10 minutes.

Step 2:  Stir the butter and sugar into the chocolate mixture until smooth. Cover and leave to stand for 10 minutes.

Step 3: Mix in the icing sugar until smooth then spread onto the cooled cake.

Step 4: Refrigerate for 1 hour to allow the buttercream to set before serving.

Nutrition Facts Of Chocolate Cake Recipe

Carbohydrates64.6 g
Fiber4.9 g
Protein2.6 g

7 Servings Ideas Of Chocolate Cake Recipe

1. Decorate With strawberries:

Trim the chocolate cake recipe sallys as you wish and place it on a serving plate. Decorate with strawberries and serve.

2. Decorate With Peanuts:

Trim the chocolate cake recipe sallys as you wish and place it on a serving plate. Decorate with peanuts and serve.

3. Decorate With Chocolate Sauce:

The chocolate cake recipe sallys as you wish and place it on a serving plate. Pour chocolate sauce over the cake, serve immediately or decorate with whipped cream, strawberries, nuts, and cherries if desired.

4. Serve With Whipped Cream:

Chocolate Cake Recipe sallys is very moist and perfect for pouring a generous portion of whipped cream on top. Serve with strawberries, nuts, cherries, and chocolate sauce if you wish.

5. Decorate With Caramel Sauce:

Place the cake in the middle of a serving plate and decorate with caramel sauce and cherries if you like.

6. Serve With Ice Cream:

Cut the cake in half, make a depression in each half, add ice cream and top it with chocolate sauce, whipped cream, or caramel sauce if you like.

7. Decorate With Whip Cream:

Beat the heavy cream in a separate bowl until soft peaks form. Spread the whipped cream over the chocolate cake recipe, sallys, and decorate as you wish.

Melted chocolate can be spread on top of whipped cream to make the decoration look delicious.

How Long Will It Take To Prepare And Cook?

Chocolate Cake Recipe can be prepared in less than 30 minutes and cooks more quickly if the batter has been prepared in advance.

If you make it from scratch, it will take you an hour to prepare and 45 minutes to cook.


Chocolate cake recipe sallys is a delicious cake that can be served in many different ways.

The different ways you can prepare this chocolate cake are endless, and you can add them to your personal preferences.