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How to make Mary Berry’s ‘very best’ chcolate cake – easy recipe

There is nothing better than gooey and decadent chocolate cake, especially in the winter when you are looking for a comforting treat or preparing for the upcoming holidays. 

British national treasure Mary Berry has shared her “very best” recipe for cooking up the best homemade chocolate cake.

Not only is this recipe super simple to make, but Mary has confessed it is her favourite chocolate cake to make due to its “wonderful chocolate ganache icing.

In a video with Lakeland, Mary said: “Today I’m going to show you how to make my very best chocolate cake…This chocolate cake is made with the all-in-one method, which is so easy.”

This recipe should serve eight people and take around 40 minutes to one hour to make.

How to make Mary Berry’s chocolate cake


For the cake:

  • 300g (10oz) of caster sugar
  • 175g (6oz) of self-raising flour
  • 100g (4oz) of soft butter
  • 50g (2oz) of cocoa powder
  • Three eggs
  • One tablespoon of baking powder
  • Two teaspoons of milk
  • Six teaspoons of boiling water

For the icing and filling:

  • 150g (5oz) of dark chocolate broken into pieces
  • 150ml (5floz) of double cream
  • Three tablespoons of apricot jam
  • One small bar of white chocolate (optional)

Kitchen equipment:

  • Two 20cm (eight inches) cake tins
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Saucepan


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