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Easy Chocolate Celebration Cake
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30Bake Time

Simple Chocolate Birthday Cake

Quick and easy

1 Reviews

  • Nut Free
  • Vegetarian

About the bake

Looking for a simple chocolate cake recipe that's fit for any celebration but super easy to whip up? Look no further. This scrummy simple chocolate cake recipe will be your go-to party ready recipe time and time again. 

We've sprinkled ours with Halo sprinkles, for an added wow -factor. Simply decorate however you fancy, but thing's for certain - this chocolate cake packs alllll the flavour. 

1Total Time
30Prep Time
30Bake Time


  1. Step 1:

    Preheat the oven to 180°C (170°C fan, gas mark 4) and grease and line two 8" sandwich tins.

  2. Step 2:

    Beat together the softened butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

  3. Step 3:

    Add the eggs and continue to mix. Then gradually fold in the flour, cocoa powder and baking powder.

  4. Step 4:

    Split the mixture evenly between the two sandwich tins and bake for 20-30 minutes until golden and cooked throughout.

  5. Step 5:

    Leave the cakes to cool on a wire cooling rack.

  6. Step 6:

    Whilst the cakes are cooling make the buttercream by beating together the butter, icing sugar, cocoa powder and milk until you reach a smooth consistency.

  7. Step 7:

    Once the cake is fully cooled, spread part of the buttercream in the centre and sandwich the two sponges together. Level the top cake and use the remaining buttercream to cover the top and sides of the cake.

  8. Step 8:

    Sprinkle with your favourite decorations - we love Halo Sprinkles!


  • For the Sponge

    • 225g Unsalted butter (softened)
    • 225g Billington's Unrefined Golden Caster Sugar
    • 175g Allinson's Self Raising Flour
    • 50g Cocoa powder
    • 2 tsp Baking powder
    • 4 Free range medium eggs
  • For the Filling

    • 250g Silver Spoon Icing Sugar
    • 25g Cocoa powder
    • 80g Unsalted butter (softened)
    • 25ml Whole milk


  • 2x 8in sandwich tins
  • Mixing bowl
  • Cooling rack
  • Small knife
  • Cake board

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