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Easy Chocolate Cake Recipe
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4.45 from 9 votes

Easy Chocolate Cake Recipe

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time18 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Cakes
Keyword: Desserts, Kids Food, Party Food, Thermomix
Servings: 12 Cupcakes
Author: Lauren


  • 90 g butter
  • 2 tablespoons of cocoa
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 175 grams caster sugar Approximately 1 cup and 2 tablespoons
  • 175 grams self raising flour Approximately ⅔ cup
  • ½ cup milk


  • Preheat your oven to 180 degrees (fan forced) and line a muffin tray with 12 paper cases.
  • Melt the butter in the microwave and set aside to cool slightly.
  • Sift flour and cocoa into the bowl of an electric mixer, then add all the other ingredients.
  • Beat for approximately 3 minutes until ingredients have all combined and the mixture is smooth.
  • Divide the mixture amongst the cupcake cases and bake for 15 - 18 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  • Allow the cupcakes to cool in the tin for five minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.


You can also cook this recipe in a cake tin - the cooking time will increase to approximately 30 minutes.
This recipe is freezer friendly.
You can find my chocolate icing recipe here.