The Chocoholic’s Cake

My resident cakexpert was out of the count so I did a rush job and threw this birthday cake together 3 hours before we had to leave the house. The theme is “chocolate” because my birthday boy is a chocoholic. And his reaction to my cake was probably the best one ever:

“Mama, thank you for the best cake ever!”

Chocoholic cake


  • 200g castor sugar
  • 50g brown sugar
  • 125g butter, melted
  • 80g dark chocolate, melted
  • 185g self-raising flour
  • 90g plain flour
  • 20g flaxseed meal
  • 2 tbsp cocoa
  • 1/2 tsp bicarb soda
  • 2 eggs
  • 180ml milk


  • Preheat oven to 180C. Prepare a round cake pan 23cm in diameter.
  • Combine everything into a bowl and mix on medium until well combined.
  • Pour into prepared pan and bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until a knife inserted into the cake comes out clean.
  • Remove from heat and leave to stand for 5 minutes before removing from the cake pan.


  • When the cake has cooled sufficiently, spread a quantity of Nutella over the cake.
  • Decorate with Ferrero Rocher, Cadbury Freddo Frogs, Hershey Kisses, and M&Ms.

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