grandma’s chocolate cake {a recipe}

Growing up I loved being in the kitchen and baking with my mum. One of my fondest memories is baking this cake {my late Grandma’s recipe} with my mum, and then typing it up on our first family computer – I think I must have been all of 10 or 11. A couple of weeks ago we had a bake sale for our local daycare centre and were all busy baking up a storm, donating all sorts of great treats for sale. I got to thinking about this cake again – we took it in lunchboxes and ate for after-school snacks for most of our childhood yet it was a recipe I didn’t have a copy of.

After speaking with my mum she found Grandma’s original recipe and quickly sent it through – I’ve been waiting for a chance to make it and share it with you. Its everything I remember it to be – yummy chocolate flavour with runny icing {the kind that sticks to your chin!}. This recipe makes a huge slab cake {either halve the ingredients or make in two 20cm round cake tins}.


{this photo has made me more than aware that I’m not going to cut it as a food stylist!}


grandma’s chocolate cake {a recipe}
Recipe Type: cakes & sweet treats
Author: Keera
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Cook time:
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Serves: 12
  • 3 cups castor sugar
  • 250g butter, chopped
  • 4 eggs, beaten lightly
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 teasp bi-carb soda
  • 3 cups self-raising flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • frosting
  • 90g butter, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups icing sugar
  • 1/2 cup castor sugar
  • 1/3 cup cocoa
  • dash of milk
  1. Preheat oven to 160 degrees Celsius. Grease and line large cake tin or 2x 20cm round cake pans.
  2. Cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add lightly beaten eggs and mix through.
  3. Sift dry ingredients together. Add to cream mixture alternatively with the water. Your mixture will have quite a runny consistency.
  4. Pour into prepared cake tins and bake for 60-65 minutes or until an inserted skewer comes out clean.
  5. To make frosting add all ingredients into bowl of electric mixer. Beat on medium until mixed through. For a thicker frosting omit the milk.
  6. Enjoy!

Hope you enjoy!


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