Friday, April 5, 2013

Donna Hay's Easy Chocolate Cake

Keeping in theme with Donna Hay and chocolate, I decided to try her easy chocolate cake recipe from A Cook's Guide. I've had the book for awhile but not tried a lot of recipes from it (except the pavlova which is fantastic and one I've made over and over). This recipe is very simple and uses sour cream, which I've never done in a cake before. The result is a very light and airy mixture. 

What you will need: 

    250g butter
    1⅓ cups (235g) brown sugar
    3 eggs
    2 cups (300g) plain (all-purpose) flour
    1½ teaspoons baking powder
    ⅓ cup (35g) cocoa powder
    1 Cup (250ml) sour cream
    250g dark chocolate, melted
    Chocolate Glaze
    150g dark chocolate, chopped
    ⅓ cup (80ml) pouring (single) cream

Preheat oven to 160°C (325°F). Grease a 22cm cake tin. Place the butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer. 
Beat until light and creamy. 
Add the eggs and beat well. 

Sift the flour, baking powder and cocoa over the butter mixture, add the sour cream and chocolate. 

Mix until just combined.

Pour the mixture into the tin and bake for 55 minutes–1 hour or until just set. Cool in the tin.

To make the chocolate glaze, combine the chocolate and cream in a saucepan over low heat.

Stir until smooth. Allow the glaze to stand for 5 minutes.

Spread over the top of the cake. 

 Serves 8–10. This cake is delicious, with a crumbly texture. I felt that it needed something to break up the cake, hence the raspberries, or if it wasn't the middle of the afternoon, some yummy vanilla ice cream would go down well with this cake too. 

For more photos and updates like my Facebook page here 


  1. Hi I'm Ana from

    Fooduel is a social food-publishing platform that lets you easily share recipes. People use Fooduel to vote and discover food recipes

    There is a ranking of the best recipes and a profile with your voted recipes. Each recipe has a link to the blog which belongs the recipe. This way you will get traffic to your blog

    It's easy,free, fast and fun.

    I invite you to enter, add your blog and upload a recipe with a nice photo for user of the world look your recipes.


    We would love that you participate with some recipe!

    Best Regards