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First Prize Chocolate Cake {Recipe}

Everybody needs a good basic chocolate cake recipe and they certainly don't get any easier than this.

Put all of the ingredients into a bowl and mix it together for 3 minutes. That’s it.

No fancy baking super powers required (and certainly a lot easier than a packet mix!)

Better still it tastes great, cuts like a dream, and it makes two loaf cakes so you can serve one up for morning tea and pop the other one in the freezer for a rainy day.

Did I mention that it's a prize winning recipe too? This darling little cake won me first prize in the Chocolate Cake category at the 2013 Mornington Peninsula Group CWA Competition. Just sayin.....

Recipe: 1st Prize Chocolate Cake

Recipe adapted from Merle Parish’s two chocolate cake recipes in Merle’s Kitchen (2012)

1¾ cups self raising flour, sifted
1¼ cups caster sugar
½ cup cocoa, sifted
2 tsp bicarbonate soda, sifted
pinch salt
125g unsalted butter, softened and chopped up
2 eggs, room temperature, lightly whisked
1 tsp vanilla extra…