Classic Chocolate Cake

Classic Chocolate Cake

16 February 2021

Classic Chocolate Cake

There is nothing better than a tried and tested chocolate cake recipe, that uses simple ingredients commonly found in your pantry.

This recipe has been used for many years by Ekka's top bakers. It is the traditional recipe used in our Cookery Competition, Class 45 - The Pratt Family Chocolate Cake (Iced or UnIced).


  • 90g Butter
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 cup self raising flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1-2 teaspoons vanilla
  • Pinch of salt


Preheat oven to 180°C (160°C fan forced). Grease and line a 20cm round cake tin with baking paper. Beat all ingredients in a bowl for 4 minutes. Pour mixture into the cake tin and bake for 35-40 minutes until an inserted skewer comes out clean. Once cooked, allow to cool in the tin for 10 minutes before inverting onto a wire rack to cool completely.


The Ekka Cookery Competition is one of Queensland's largest and most prestigious cooking competitions. Novice to professional bakers battle it out to claim the coveted Blue Ribbon.

Click here to learn more about Ekka's Cookery Competition.

2021 entries open now.