R is for…Recipe


I am sure it is already apparent that I love baking; I think it stems from baking with my grandmother when I used to go up there over summers as a child. We would always bake all sorts of things; at that point I was mostly in it for licking the spoon and eating the toppings before they made it onto the actual cakes. Now it’s kind of ingrained in me, I wish the same had happened with cooking but never mind. So today I am going to share another recipe, a staple in our family, one that comes out on every birthday…I even managed to continue this in university.

My Grandmother’s Chocolate Cake recipe!!

Yes it does deserve capitals and double exclamation points. Just try it, you’ll see.


For the cake:

  • 7oz self-raising flour sieved
  • 8oz caster sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 4oz margarine
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 5 tablespoons evaporated milk
  • 5 tablespoons water


For the icing:

  • 6oz icing sugar
  • 3oz margarine
  • 4 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons evaporated milk



  1. Put the oven on at 180°C/350°F and grease two round cake tins.
  2. Mix the flour, sugar and cocoa powder until well combined (I use an electric whisk for this one).
  3. Then add the margarine, eggs, vanilla essence, milk and water.
  4. Split the mixture evenly between the two tins, then put in the oven for 35 minutes.
  5. Put the icing ingredients in a bowl and mix until you get a creamy consistency.
  6. Wait until the cakes are cooled and put icing on the top of both cakes, then stack one on top of the other and decorate however you please.


Really easy and really tasty.

2 thoughts on “R is for…Recipe”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s