Chocolate Simplicity Cake

by Marie Vonow (follow)
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This cake is simple to make. It uses basic ingredients you are likely to have in the pantry and the cake is budget friendly. It is a lovely moist cake suitable for afternoon tea.

Piece of chocolate cake

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 to 35 minutes
Makes:8 servings

1 cup SR flour
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup milk
3 tablespoons margarine
2 level tablespoons cocoa powder
2 large eggs, beaten
1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence

Sift the flour and cocoa powder into a large bowl.

Piece of chocolate cake
Sift flour and cocoa

Add sugar.
Combine eggs, vanilla and milk and add to dry ingredients.
Melt margarine and add to the other ingredients.
Beat well for 2 minutes by hand or using electric beaters for 1 minute.

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Beat well

Pour into a greased round tin, lined with greaseproof paper

Piece of chocolate cake
Pour into greased lined tin

Bake in moderate oven for 30 to 35 minutes
Test with skewer.
Allow to cool for a few minutes and remove from the tin.

Baked chocolate cake
Baked cake

When cool, ice with chocolate icing

Baked chocolate cake
Top with chocolate icing

#Afternoon tea
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