Quick buttermilk chocolate cake

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27 March 2016

This quick buttermilk chocolate cake is perfect for chilly Autumn days.

This quick buttermilk chocolate cake is perfect for chilly Autumn days. 

Makes 1 big cake 16-20 servings Preparation time: 25 min Cooking time: 35 min

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  • 500 ml (2 c) self-raising flour
  • 2 ml (½ t) salt
  • 2 ml (½ t) ground cinnamon
  • 500 ml (2 c) sugar
  • 250 g butter or margarine
  • 250 ml (1 c) water
  • 80 ml (¹/³ c) cocoa powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 125 ml (½ c) buttermilk
  • 5 ml (1 t) bicarbonate of soda
  • 5 ml (1 t) vanilla essence


  • 250 g icing sugar
  • 125 ml (½ c) cocoa powder
  • 75 g butter
  • 80 ml (¹/³ c) buttermilk

Preheat the oven to 180°C. Grease a deep oven dish or 20 x 30 cm roasting pan.

1. Cake: Sift flour, salt and cinnamon and add sugar.

2. Bring the butter or margarine, water and cocoa powder to boiling point in a small saucepan. Remove from the heat and leave to cool. Pour over the dry ingredients.

3. Whisk the eggs, buttermilk, bicarbonate of soda and essence. Add to the dry ingredients. Mix until smooth.

4. Spoon batter into the pan. Bake for about 35 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean.

5. Topping: Heat the ingredients until melted and well combined. Pour over the cake as it comes out of the oven. Leave to cool.

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