Chocolate Cake (aka ANNE)

Chocolate Cake (aka ANNE)

Serves 10-12
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 45 minutes
Total time 55 minutes
Meal type Dessert
Misc Child Friendly, Freezable


  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups self raising flour
  • 1 cup cold water (with half teaspoon bi-carb soda)
  • 185g butter (melted)
  • 4 tablespoons cocoa
  • 2 tablespoons hot water
  • splash vanilla essence


  • 2 cups icing mixture
  • 1 cup butter (melted)
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa
  • splash Milk


Step 1
Preheat oven to 150 degrees and grease and line a 25 cm tin. Throw all ingredients into your mixing bowl…no sifting, no fussing, just throw those bastards in there.
Step 2
Turn the mixer onto high for 2 minutes
Step 3
Pour into the tin and bake for approx. 45 minutes or until skewer comes out clean (it took me closer to 60 ins)
Step 4
Throw all the icing ingredients into the mixer and give a good mix for about 1.5 minutes. If it’s too thick just keep adding in extra splashes of milk. My cakes, like me are rarely perfect, always a little wonky.