Chocolate Cake


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Chocolate Cake

– Chocolate Cake –

This chocolate cake AKA Mrs Gamieldien’s Chocolate cake is simply amazing….. A few months ago my husband started raving about a lady at his work who was bringing in a chocolate cake that was to die for.  So being the wonderful wife that I am I told him to ask her for the recipe and said I’d give it a whirl (I didn’t think anyone who made such a good cake would be willing to share it!), much to my surprize a couple of days later I received an e-mail with the recipe! Thankyou Mrs Gamieldien! Your chocolate cake has been an absolute winner!!! Its moist, chocolaty and delicious and will be a family favourite for years to come.


1 cake

Preparation Time:

30 minutes

Cooking Time:

1 hour and 40 minutes

Time to Table:

3 hours

Number of Ingredients:



Large round cake tin

Baking paper



2 cups plain flour

2 cups castor sugar

3/4 cup cocoa

2 teaspoons baking soda

2 large eggs

1 teaspoon salt

1 cup buttermilk

1 cup extra virgin olive oil

1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • You will also need butter for greasing your cake tin, baking paper to line it and 1 cup of boiling water.
  • This recipe does not include ingredients for the icing and decoration.

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  • Preheat the oven to 145C on normal baking DO NOT USE FAN FORCED .
  • Grab out all your ingredients and measure out your quantities.
  • Have the kettle ready with water to boil when required.
  • Bring out your mixer.


1. Add the flour.

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2. Throw in the sugar.

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3. Chuck in the cocoa.

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4. Add the salt.

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5. Drop in the baking soda.

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6. Add the oil.

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7. Pour in the buttermilk.

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8. Crack in the eggs.

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9. Splash in the vanilla extract.

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10. Now its time to let your mixer do all the work! Set it to mix on a low speed until combined.

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11.  When its mixed you’re going to have a lovely thick chocolate batter that slowly drips off your beater.

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12. Next turn on your kettle to boil your water. While this is happening garb out your cake tin and grease it with a dollop of butter.

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13. Cover the base with some baking paper.

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14. By now your water will have boiled so measure out 1 cup and add it to the mixture (Don’t freak out!!!! It looks as though you’ve ruined the mix but I promise you haven’t). Start mixing it immediately on a low speed until combined.

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15. This time your batters going to be really runny.

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16. Transfer the mixture straight into your prepared tin and wack it in the oven to bake for 1 hour and 40 minutes. I would advise that you use this time to put your feet up and watch a DVD, if anyone asks what you’re doing tell them your baking a chocolate cake!

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17. When the time is up pull out your cake and test it by inserting a skewer into the centre and checking it comes out clean. You then need to leave the cake in the tin for 30 minutes to rest (DO NOT SKIP THIS STEP!!!!).

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18. After 30 minutes remove the cake from the tin and give yourself a pat on the back. Make sure you wait until the cake has cooled completely before you ice it 🙂

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Hints and Tips:

  • Decorate your cake with your favourite chocolate icing or ganache.

Categories: Any Season, Baking, Chocolate, Desserts, Oven - Cake, Time to Table: 3 Hours

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13 replies

  1. Love the directions ha ha, this looks like my kind of choc cake. I’ll just have to figure out the oven temp. Yummmm!


  2. I shall try baking this chocolate cake next weekend and let you know how it turns out. 😉

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  3. Mmmm… Chocolate cake is my weakness… looks yummm.. Will try it soon

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  4. Looks amazing–can’t wait to try it!

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  5. Yum! I’ll be adding this to my Choc cake arsenal 🙂 I hope it is deliciously moist 🙂 looks like it will be.

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