The ultimate easy chocolate cake

by Ally Cohen
Ultimate Easy Chocolate Cake by Sarah Graham
Reading Time: 2 minutes

Sarah Graham, the culinary genius behind the beloved cookbook Bitten cookbook, gives her take on the classic 6-minute easy chocolate cake recipe, guaranteed to tantalise your taste buds. With simple ingredients and easy steps, this chocolate cake is a delectable treat for Mother's Day.


Sarah Graham’s chocolate cake requires basic pantry staples and a few extra additions for that extra oomph. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup cake flour, sifted
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 baking soda
  • 3 level Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 heaped tsp instant coffee granules
  • A pinch of salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 Tbsp cooking oil
  • 1 Tsp vanilla essence
  • 1/2 cup boiling water

Instant icing

  • 1 (very) heaped Tbsp smooth peanut butter
  • 1 (very) heaped Tbsp nutella spread
  • 1-2 Tbsp boiling water


  1. Preparation: Preheat the oven to 180°C and prepare your preferred cake tin by greasing it lightly.

  2. Combine dry ingredients: In a large mixing bowl, Sarah suggests starting with the sugar and then sifting over the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and cocoa. Next, add in the instant coffee and a pinch of salt.

  3. Prepare wet ingredients: In a separate measuring jug, whisk together the eggs, milk, oil, and vanilla essence until well combined.

  4. Mixing: Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.

  5. Add boiling water: Slowly add the boiling water to the mixture, stirring as you pour. Mix until everything is well incorporated.

  6. Baking: Transfer the batter into the prepared cake tin and bake for approximately 20 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.

  7. Prepare instant icing: While the cake is baking, prepare the icing by mixing smooth peanut butter and Nutella spread with 1-2 tablespoons of boiling water until smooth and spreadable.

  8. Decoration: Once the cake is baked and cooled, ice it generously with the prepared icing.

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