Miriam’s amazing make it in a roasting dish chocolate cake!

This is a great recipe.  Makes a very big cake.  With the anointing of icing thick and chocolatey this is a good one for a crowd and takes (honestly) about 10 minutes to get into the oven.  There are of course the dishes to fob off to someone else to do after that though.

Mix together in a big bowl:
3 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
pinch salt
3/4 cup cocoa
1 1/2 cups sugar

Mix together in a litle bowl:
1/4 cup oil
2 eggs
1 cup milk

Pour the wet into the dry ingredients and mix, then add 1 cup boiling water and mix again. Don’t be freaked out when it looks like a sloppy mess, it’ll come right.

Bake at about 160c until it’s done. You’ll know when, poke it with something to check (I know you have knitting needles!!!)



  1. Sounds like a good recipe, might have to give it a try!
    I am one of the 12 who has made it to checking out your blog, and am suitably impressed, love Mxx

  2. This cake is a huge hit, it is appearing on other peoples blogs, quick M put a copyright on it! Seriously it is seriously good.

  3. Just made this cake and made a hash of it mixing. Thought the mixture was too dry so added another egg and extra milk. Then read that I needed to add the cup of hot water. Cake has still turned out awesome. Thanks for the recipe and I will try it correctly next time LOL

  4. It is such a great cake. And so amenable to change. I’m going to have a go at turning it into a coffee cake on Saturday and see what happens. Glad you liked it!

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