Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 1 hrs
For the cake
1 1/4 cups self raising flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup canola oil or olive oil
For the meringue
Directions - For the cake
Preheat oven to 160°C.
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.
In a large mixing bowl, sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
Add in the sugar and whisk the ingredients together.
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.
Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan and place into the oven.
Bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the center of the cake. Remove to a cooling rack.
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.