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Moist chocolate cake recipe

If I were stuck on an island and could only have one recipe, it would be a cake recipe – a good, simple quick to put together cake recipe.
Luckily for me, I already have a good one in my recipe repertoire and I don’t have to break a sweat making it.

This cake is so good that lil’ man could not wait and I don’t blame him!

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One of the ingredients that makes this cake so light is the vegetable oil. That makes it a “healthy cake” right? J I have tried making this with melted butter but prefer vegetable oil.

If you’re baking this for someone with allergies, I have a few variations for you:

Lactose intolerant? Use almond or hazelnut milk instead.
For a gluten-free cake, replace the flour with a gluten-free flour mix
Egg allergy?  An egg is replaced with 1 tbsp ground flax seeds and 3 tbsp water

This cake works for everyone! I love it!

This is a great way to show your love on Father’s day which is next Sunday.

Let me know whether you inhaled the whole cake alone. I won’t judge you.

4.5 from 4 votes

Moist chocolate cake

Quick recipe for a chocolate cake thats a real winner!

Course Dessert
Servings 5
Author Vanessa Mehri


  • 2 cups All purpose flour
  • 2 cups caster sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/2 Cup Cocoa powder
  • 1 cup black coffee 2 tsp instant coffee in a cup of hot water
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup Milk

Chocolate ganache

  • 250 gms Chocolate chips
  • 230 ml Heavy cream

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12 Replies to “Moist chocolate cake recipe”

  1. Hi love this easy recipe u r doing great work but just wanted to ask if I can use plain water instead of coffee as am not a big fan of coffee😘

  2. I love this cake it’s so easy to follow & came out so soft will be doing this again for sure. Great work Vanessa love your recipes xx

  3. I have tried this recipe two times now and it is one of my favourite cakes; So delicious and easy to prepare.
    I love it! πŸ™‚
    Thumbs up for this πŸ‘πŸΎπŸ‘πŸΎ

    1. Hi, so happy to hear that πŸ™‚ A good easy cake recipe is crucial! Want to know what i do? I make two in advance and i freeze one! Without the icing. So when i need cake fast, i just pull it out of the freezer and let it thaw out

  4. Hi vanesaa, i would love to try your recipe, but can you convert this recipe to gram? I really have no clue about cup you write here. I’ve tried the cup measurement before and convert it myself with google but 😒😒😒😒

    1. Hi Rosy, i need to sit and add a conversion for all recipes πŸ™‚
      Heres the weight measurements for this cake:
      All purpose flour 256 gms
      caster sugar 400 gms
      cocoa powder 68 gms
      black coffee 236ml
      milk 256ml
      vegetable oil 118ml

      I hope this helps.


  5. Thanks for the recipe. Can’t wait to try it. Please advice if the oven temperature is for an electric or a fan oven. Many thanks.

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