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As Party Season comes into its own, we must be permitted to be a bit naughty as chocolate is the food of love, and we LOVE chocolate.

Here is a recipe for the most rich, moist chocolate you have ever tried.

Be naughty & enjoy hot or cold.

Indulgent Chocolate Cake

Indulgent Chocolate Cake


  • 1 1/2 cups self-raising flour
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil (sunflower or vegetable)
  • 2 Medium Eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup skimmed milk
  • 3/4 cup instant coffee
  • 1 250-ml Double cream
  • 250-grams dark chocolate


  1. Preheat oven to 175°C (165°C fan)
  2. Grease or line an 8-inch round cake pan
  3. Mix flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt in a large bowl.
  4. Add oil, egg, vanilla and milk to the flour mixture and beat well to combine
  5. Add the coffee and mix.
  6. Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 40 - 45 minutes, until a rounded knife inserted in the centre of the chocolate cake comes out clean.
  7. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 20 minutes.
  8. Transfer cake to a wire rack and cool completely before frosting.
  9. Pour the cream into a small saucepan and heat over low heat for a few minutes. Watch that it doesn't boil.
  10. Once the cream is hot take the saucepan off the heat. Add in the dark chocolate.
  11. stir with a spatula until smooth, creamy and glossy.
  12. Refrigerate for one hour or hour until thickened
  13. Spread over the cake.
  14. Serve with Clotted cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

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