I’ve tried many kinds of choc cake. So far, this is my favorite. My family & friends agree with me as well.


  • 250g butter
  • 1 3/4 cup castor sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1tsp vanilla essence
  • 3/4 cup coco powder
  • 2 cups self raising flour
  • 1 1/4 tsp soda bicarbonate
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 3/4 cup milk


traci_doodle Says... 24 May 2010 , 7:59am

I just looked up 250 grams of butter. It equals 17.43 tablespoons (US) of butter, or just over 2 cubes (each cube is 8 tablespoons). Also, soda bicarbonate is just another name for baking soda. Castor sugar is sold as "superfine" sugar in the US. It is more fine than regular sugar but less fine than powdered. Apparently you can make your own by grinding granulated sugar in a food processor.

siennasmom Says... 6 Jun 2010 , 10:30pm

Thanks for looking that up Traci, I was a bit confused!

graciesj Says... 18 Jul 2010 , 3:24pm

thx traci:)

Samanthachristine0598 Says... 1 Aug 2010 , 8:24am

250 grams of butter is also 1 1/2 cups. And one cup of self rising flour can be substituted one cup of all purpose flour + 1 1/4 tsp of baking powder + 1/8 tsp of salt. Thanks Traci for the other info :)

menie03 Says... 7 Aug 2010 , 4:44pm

Cool! Thanks Traci and Samantha xD :)

lealea37 Says... 16 Aug 2010 , 2:00am

Do you just cream the butter and sugar then add the rest of the ingredients?

Liv05 Says... 15 Jan 2011 , 6:12am

soda bicarbonate is NOT the same as baking powder!!!

pgrove Says... 30 Mar 2011 , 6:04pm

What would you recommend for soda bicarbonate?

Sueb88 Says... 6 Jul 2011 , 6:16am

Soda bicarbonate is baking soda...

Catpack Says... 20 Jul 2011 , 7:50am

I was searching for months for the perfect chocolate cake for my daughter's wedding cake. This is the one. It holds shape, moist and the taste is perfect. Thank you so much for posting Frea.

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