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betty's old fashioned boiled chocolate cake

Recipe by
Betty Bramanis

Moist and chocolatey! Heavier than a sponge but lighter than a mudcake. This is an old recipe which makes a large cake. Be sure to cool the boiled mix before using or you'll end up with a bowl of chocolate flavoured scrambled eggs ??

yield serving(s)
prep time 30 Min
cook time 50 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For betty's old fashioned boiled chocolate cake

  • 1 cup
  • 1/2 cup
    butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup
    vegetable oil - not olive
  • 4 TB
    cocoa powder
  • 2 cups
    self rising flour
  • 2 cups
  • 3
  • 1/2 cup
  • 1 teaspoon
    bicarb soda

How To Make betty's old fashioned boiled chocolate cake

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 180oC/375oF. Well grease and line a 30 x 30 cm cake tin (about 10 inch x 10 inch).
  • 2
    In a sauce pan bring the water, oil, butter and cocoa to the boil. Stir well and cool for 20 minutes.
  • 3
    In a large bowl add the remaining ingredients and beat. Add the cooler cocoa mix and beat. Pour into the prepared pan and bake in the preheated oven for 50 - 60 minutes.
  • 4
    Cool in the pan for 15 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Top with desired icing or frosting. Keep in a Tupperware style container for up to 3 or 4 days.