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Chocolate Cake

Chocolate Cake


A deliciously moist, cake that provides the indulgence of chocolate, but without the eggs. For an extra treat, add vanilla or nuts to the icing.

Preparation Method

Prep: 20 minutes | Cook: 13 minutes | Serves:14

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
  2. Sift the flour, bicarbonate of soda and 30g cocoa and combine with the white sugar and salt directly in a 22 x 33cm cake tin.
  3. Drizzle melted margarine and the vinegar over the flour mixture. Add the vanilla and cold water and stir well to remove lumps.
  4. Bake for 35 minutes. Once the cake has cooled, spread with chocolate icing.
  5. To make chocolate icing: Combine the remaining ingredients in a saucepan then heat until melted and stir until smooth.


  • 3 cups (375g) plain flour
  • 2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
  • 6 tablespoons (30g) cocoa powder
  • 2 cups (400g) sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 130g margarine, melted
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla essence
  • 2 cups (500ml) water
  • 4 cups (480g) icing sugar
  • 3 tablespoons (15g) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 110g margarine
  • 6 tablespoons (90ml) water