Chocolate Chip Cake

To celebrate International Chocolate Day – which was yesterday, the 13th (they should make it International Chocolate Week!), here’s one of my chocolatey recipes…

Some time ago now I fancied a simple cake, and as I’m not really a chocolate chip cookie fan I decided to try adding chocolate chips to cake instead… and it worked beautifully! It was also very simple. A piece of cake, in fact! 😉

Chocolate Chip cake

  • 120g (1 stick) softened butter
  • 1oog caster sugar + 20g vanilla sugar (1/2 cup in total)
  • 120g (1 cup) self-raising flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 or 3 tbps milk
  • approx. 30g (1 oz) chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 190°C (375°F). Grease and flour a baking tin. (I used a 22cm x 22cm square one – 22cm is about 8 or 9 inches).

Cream the butter and sugar/vanilla sugar together with an electric whisk until pale and fluffy. Whisk in the eggs. Gently fold in the sieved flour/baking powder and the milk. Pour into the baking tin and sprinkle with the chocolate chips. Bake for 15-20 minutes. Sprinkle with a few more chips while still warm if you wish!



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20 thoughts on “Chocolate Chip Cake

    • Vanilla extract is hard to find here, but it works just as well. I bought some from Lakeland once to try out, but find the sugar a more intense but delicate flavour. You can also use a vanilla bean instead – my Mum buys her vanilla sugar when she visits me!

    • There seem to be many “national” chocolate days, a “world” chocolate day, as well as the “international” one… but do we really need an excuse?! 😉

  1. I didn’t know there was a chocolate day. The cake looks wonderful. I have never used self rising flour in a cake recipe. One of my friends is going to love this.

  2. Hi Cathy: The cake looks yummy as it is and I’ve always believed that everything is better with chocolate chips on it… I am glad you are still celebrating chocolate day which I agree should be chocolate week! I am still celebrating too!! 🙂 Viva La Chocolate!!!

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