Recipe: Grandma’s chocolate cake 

 Our grandma baked her luxurious chocolate cake for every celebration and so it remains a taste of our childhood.



8oz margarine

8oz caster sugar

4 eggs

7oz self raising flour

1oz cocoa powder

2 drops vanilla extract

Splash of aired water


Strawberry or raspberry jam



20 oz icing sugar

10 oz butter

Splash of milk

1 drop vanilla extract


Family sized bar of Galaxy chocolate melted over a bain Marie


1. Beat together the marg, sugar and vanilla extract

2. Whisk the eggs then add to the above mixture

3. Sift together the flour and cocoa power and fold in to the cake mix

4. Add enough of the aired water to make a loose batter

5. Pour/spoon the mixture into two  sandwich tins and bake at 180 degrees C for 20-30 minutes until bouncy to the touch.

6. Allow the cakes to cool completely

7. Make the buttercream by beating together the icing sugar and butter, adding a dash of milk if needed to achieve a spreadable consistency.

8. Fill the cake with a generous spread of jam, followed by the buttercream.

9. Top the cake with the melted chocolate

I made this cake for my sister’s birthday and, as it was also Easter, topped it with lots of Mini Eggs, an egg-cellent variation!

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