This simple chocolate cake recipe is perfect for baking a deliciously moist chocolate cake for any occasion.

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You Will Need
225g/8oz Butter/margarine
225g/8oz Caster sugar
4 Large eggs
225g/8oz Self-raising flour (sieved)
2 tsp Baking powder
60g/2¼oz Cocoa powder
2 tsp Instant coffee
2 tbsp. Hot water
Step 1

Preheat oven to 180°c/355°F/Gas 4. Line a 20cm/8” round baking tin with baking parchment. 

Step 2

Mix the cocoa powder, instant coffee and hot water. 

Step 3

Place all the ingredients into a mixing machine and beat until light and fluffy. Pour the mix into the tin and place onto the middle shelf of the preheated oven. 

Step 4

Bake for 30 – 50 minutes depending upon your oven. Remove from the oven when properly cooked and cool completely on a wire tray or similar. 

Step 5

As an alternative, the cake can be baked in two 18cm/7” sandwich tins although remember to reduce the cooking time.

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