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Christmas is the time to spread cheer and there is no better way to do this than to bake a chocolate cake for your loved ones. Here is a recipe to bake that perfect cake.

  • 200g plain chocolate (for the icing).
  • 225g plain flour
  • 350g sugar
  • 85g cocoa powder
  • 125ml vegetable oil
  • 250ml milk
  • 250ml boiling water
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 & ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 & ½ tsk soda bicarbonate


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas.
  2. Grease and line two 20cm/8in sandwich tins.
  3. Mix plain flour, sugar, cocoa powder, eggs, milk, vegetable oil, baking powder and soda bicarbonate in to a large bowl. (Refer to the ingredients for quantities).
  4. Use a spoon or whisk to beat the mixture until smooth.
  5. Add boiling water to the mixture. (Pour the water little by little till smooth).
  6. Pour the batter into the sandwich tins and bake it for 25- 30 mins.
  7. Once the cake is ready keep it aside to cool.
  1. For the icing, heat the chocolate in a pan till it melts.
  2. Whisk the melted chocolate till it is smooth and creamy.
  3. Set it aside to cool.
  1. Apply a little bit of the chocolate icing on one the cake pieces with a knife.
  2. Place the other cake piece over it.
  3. Add the rest of the chocolate icing on top of the second piece.
  4. Add Christmas decorations like hollies, horse shoes and mini Santa Clauses to make it prettier.

So this year, start the season’s greetings with a yummy chocolate cake.

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas.

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