Berry Easy Chocolate Cake

Who doesn’t love a chocolate cake?

Cake is always a winner in our house.

In 2004 there was this recipe for a chocolate cake in The Age Sunday Life magazine.

I still have the recipe, and I still make it often.

My version has a very berry twist, which makes it like a black forest cake.

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Berry Easy Chocolate Cake 

Recipe Type: Cake
Cuisine: Dessert
Author: Matilda Iglesias & Peter Bennett
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 50 mins
Total time: 1 hour
Serves: 8-10


  • 1 1/3 cups (200g) self-raising flour
  • 5 tbsp (25g) cocoa powder
  • 125g brown sugar
  • 2 eggs (at room temperature)
  • 2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 2/3 cup boiling water
  • 200g frozen cherries or any frozen berries of your choice


  1. Preheat the oven to 170°
  2. Brush a 20cm round cake pan with butter, and line the base with baking paper
  3. In a small bowl soak the frozen cherries (or berries) in the boiling water, allowing them to defrost. (2-3 mins)
  4. When the cherries have defrosted, transfer the liquid to a bowl that you use to hold all your other ingredients.
  5. Add the other ingredients to the liquid and beat for 2-4 minutes, or until smooth
  6. Gently fold in the cherries
  7. Pour the batter into your prepared pan and smooth the surface with the back of a spoon or a spatula
  8. Bake in the oven for 50-55 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean
  9. Stand cake in pan for 5 mins before turning onto a wire rack to cool

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