Munch NZ is the home of ideas, inspiration and solutions for lunches and healthy kids food. In this post we share a dead simple chocolate cake recipe that is simply the best chocolate cake you can make.
Now I’m not saying this is the world’s best chocolate cake recipe, but it is definitely a great one. It’s simple, economical, rich chocolate flavoured, moist and never fails, even when my little helpers helps a bit too much.

The best chocolate cake? This chocolate cake recipe is easy to make, versatile and economical, with a rich chocolate flavour.

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This simply the best chocolate cake freezes well. It makes quite a good size cake so I often syphon some batter off and make some lunch box muffins. Sometimes I make into a batch of chocolate cupcakes instead of a cake.

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Simply the best chocolate cake?
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  • 300g flour
  • half cup cocoa
  • 1¾ cup sugar
  • 1 t baking powder
  • 2 t baking soda
  • In another bowl combine:
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cup water
  • 1 T white vinegar (I have often used malt)
  • half cup light vegetable oil
  1. Sift dry ingredients together into a large bowl
  2. Whisk the wet ingredients
  3. add wet mixture to the dry ingredients.
  4. Break up any lumps.
  5. Pour into a greased 22 cm springform cake tin.
  6. Bake in a pre-heated oven just under 150 degrees celsius for 1 hr 15 mins.
  7. Adjust the cooking time for muffins/cupcakes.
Mummy to three small boys

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