Recipe: Cadbury chocolate cake

In a little over six minutes Trish McKenzie from Cadbury Kitchen show us how to make a classic chocolate cake using Cadbury chocolate. Need we say any more? Get your ingredients together (see below), look through the method and watch the video, then make it and enjoy a delicious chocolate cake!

Time: 1 hour

Serves: 8-10


  • 1 cup water
  • 1½ cups caster sugar
  • 150g butter
  • 1/3 cup Cadbury Bournville Cocoa
  • ½ teaspoon bicarbonate soda
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1½ cups self raising flour
  • 1¼ cups icing mixture
  • 30g butter softened
  • Vanilla essence
  • Hot water


  1. Combine the water, sugar, butter, cocoa and bicarbonate soda in a saucepan and warm, but do not boil, stirring until the sugar has dissolved and the butter has melted.
  2. Transfer mixture to a bowl and cool for 30 minutes. Beat in the eggs and vanilla. Stir in the flour and mix well.
  3. Pour into a greased and base-lined 20cm round cake pan.
  4. Bake in a moderate oven 180°C for 50 minutes or until cooked. Cool for 10 minutes before turning onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  5. Sift the icing mixture into a bowl then mix in the butter and enough hot water to form a soft icing. Spread on the cooled cake and decorate as desired.