Simple Easy to Make Chocolate Cake Recipe

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Who doesn’t love a yummy chocolate cake. This week I’m sharing my go to, super simple chocolate cake recipe. With only 6 ingredients that all go into the mixer at the same time it is so easy to make. I really hope you’ll enjoy it. You’ll also find my chocolate buttercream frosting recipe too!

Chocolate cake

I really love how simple this chocolate cake is to make and it is perfect if you want to fill and cover it in buttercream, or you can also cover it in ganache and fondant too.

In the video the recipe is enough to create 2x 6 inch sponge cakes which can be divided into 4 layers, giving you a cake with a height of around 4 inches. You can also use my handy cake conversion tool to convert this recipe for any size cake tin.

Easy to make simple chocolate cake recipe

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Tools I used

I have put a list below showing all the tools that I used throughout this video or if you would like to see all my favourite cake decorating tools just click here:

AEG Food Mixer:
6 Inch Cake tins (similar):
Turn Table:
Metal Scrapper Tool (small):
Offset spatula (small):

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easy chocolate cake recipe

Easy Chocolate Cake Recipe

Author: Cakes by Lynz
Yummy chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream filling
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Decorating Time1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 25 minutes
Servings 6 (6-12 servings)
Recipe Type Cake Recipe
Keyword Chocolate Cake


Ingredients For 6 Inch Chocolate Cake

  • 340 g Self Raising Flour (13oz)
  • 400 g Room Temperature Butter or baking spread (14oz)
  • 400 g Caster Sugar (14oz)
  • 60 g Cocoa Powder (2oz)
  • 4 Medium Eggs
  • 3 tbsp Milk (3-4 tbsp)

For the Buttercream

  • 450 g Icing Sugar (16oz)
  • 250 g A block of Real Salted Butter (9oz)
  • 45 g Cocoa Powder (1.5oz)
  • 2.5 tbsp Milk


  • For the chocolate cake add all the ingredients into your mixing bowl together. If you have eggs on the larger side you may with to hold back a small amount of milk until you can see the consistency.
  • Either with a stand mixer or using a hand whisk combine all your ingredients. You are looking for a smooth mixer which is spreadable, but not too runny. If your mixer is quite thick you can add the rest of the milk.
  • Split your mixture between 2x 6 inch cake tins. I like to add butter around the edge of my tins and dust with flour before adding a 6 inch disc of parchment paper into the bottom, so my cake won’t stick. Once the mixture is added smooth it out on the top.
  • Add your tins onto the middle shelf of a preheated oven at 180°C or 356°F for around 45 minutes. I always use a normal oven setting as I find fan ovens can bake the outside of the cake quicker than the inside. If you only have a fan oven you will need to reduce the temperature and bake for longer.
  • Remove the cakes from the oven when you are able to push a cocktail stick into the center and it comes out clear.
  • Leave your cake to cool before dividing each cake into 2 layers to give you 4 layers in total.
  • For the buttercream add all the ingredients into a clean mixing bowl, making sure to sift the icing sugar to get rid of any lumps.
  • Mix the buttercream in your stand mixer or using a hand whisk for around 5 minutes until smooth and creamy.
  • Once you are happy with the consistency of your buttercream it is ready to use to fill the layers of your cake.


For more guidance in how to fill and cover your cake in buttercream, check out my step by step tutorial, with everything you need to know to create a perfect looking buttercream cake!

Thank you for reading!

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Hi, I’m Lynsey and welcome to Cakes by Lynz. I LOVE everything cake! Here you will find all my latest cake decorating video tutorials from my YouTube channel, reviews and general cake ramblings!

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