Store cupboard chocolate cake

This cake was made out of a need to feed the friendly pony chocolate cake, a lack of butter, and a desire not to go out in the wind and rain to buy ingredients.

Everything used I pretty much always have in stock, which makes this quite a dangerous recipe… Luckily I had the pony on hand who ate this entire cake in one day so there was no danger of me getting any!

Super simple recipe, tasty cake, minimal ingredients – what more could you need?

Store cupboard chocolate cake:

  • 90g self raising flour
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 75g caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 75ml milk
  • 75ml sunflower oil
  • 2 tbsp golden syrup
Mix the flour, cocoa powder, bicarbonate of soda and caster sugar together in one bowl, and all the other ingredients in another. Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and pour in the wet mix, stirring until combined. Grease and line a 7″ round tin, pour the cake mix in and bake at 180 degrees for about 25-30 minutes, until a skewer comes out clean. Leave to cool.
To make the icing, I didn’t use any measurements but beat together a few spoons for nutella with sifted icing sugar and a little milk, adding more icing sugar to reach a spreadable consistency. I then spread that on top of the cooled cake.

4 thoughts on “Store cupboard chocolate cake

  1. Oooh, this is a dangerous recipe for me to see, since I usually end up with one egg left and wondering what to do with it, and usually have all the rest of the ingredients too! Love the sound of the topping too.

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