Chocolate Cake



I don’t bake very often, nowadays.

In all my previous homes, I baked cakes, scones, biscuits and bread at least once a week….

But now my children have families of their own and, sadly,  I live too far away for the grandchildren to pop round for cookies and gingerbread men.

But, occasionally, I decide to bake a treat …..maybe for visitors or as a special request from OH……so today I made this chocolate cake.



I often use the  ‘One bowl method’  for every-day cakes.  I find this gives a lovely moist texture and is quick and easy …..without too much washing up !

And when I want to be sure that the result of my labours will turn out well and be absolutely delicious, I  use the fail-safe  recipes in one of my favourite cookery books ……




I have had my copy since 1976 and it has been well-used ….so please excuse the rather stained pages.


This is a wonderful book ……. full of lovely, homely recipes ….. so,  if you ever see it in a charity shop or secondhand book-shop ….I urge you to buy it.  The recipes have never failed and the Luscious Lemon Cake and Dutch Apple Cake are the best I have ever tasted ! ………….. now you HAVE to find it …….I’m such a tease !

I’m not a particular fan of chocolate, but do like a dark,  (80% or 90% cocoa)  chocolate, so I always use a dark chocolate ganache for the filling and topping…..but you can decorate however you wish.

And …..voila ! ……….


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13 Responses to Chocolate Cake

  1. Rockleigh says:

    Mazel Tov ! 😜
    I could put my face right into that and not come out until tomorrow!
    Looks awesome xx

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  2. That looks really good! ❤

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  3. This looks divine. I love making cakes using the all-in-one method too and they always work.

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  5. I also have a fail safe chocolate cake recipe, no eggs, vinegar instead. Delicious every time. The key, don’t stir to much and it works fabulously. Yours definitely looks delicious!

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