Chocalate cake with marsmallow meringue toppings


Serves: 8-10 
Prep time: 30 min 
Cook time: 1 hrs


For the cake

  • 1 1/4 cups or 142gm self raising flour

  • 1/2 cup or 50gm cocoa powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup or 200gm sugar

  • 3/4 cup or 180 mL milk

  • 1 egg

  • 1/4 cup canola oil or olive oil

For the meringue

  • 4 large egg whites

  • 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar

  • 150 grams sugar

Directions - For the cake

  1. Preheat oven to 160°C.

  2. Grease one 9-inch round cake pan with butter and dust with flour, shaking out any excess. Place a round of parchment in the bottom of the cake pan. Set aside.

  3. In a large mixing bowl, sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

  4. Add in the sugar and whisk the ingredients together.

  5. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add the milk, egg, and oil. Using an electric hand mixer, mix the batter together on a low speed until well combined.

  6. Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan and place into the oven.

  7. Bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the center of the cake. Remove to a cooling rack.

  8. Once cool, remove the cake from the cake pan. Peel the parchment paper off the bottom of the cake and put onto a serving plate.


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