Florence White’s ‘Really Delicious’ Chocolate Cake

Preparation info
  • Makes:


    -portion cake
    • Difficulty


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By Geraldene Holt

Published 2011

  • About

The recipe for this cake appeared in a yellowing newspaper-cutting that fell from a 1920s cookery book that I was given. The flavour combination of chocolate pieces with ground almonds in the sugar-crusted cake does indeed justify its name – this is a good keeping cake that I bake again and again.


  • 230 g / 8 oz caster sugar
  • 230 g / 8


Measure 60 g / 2 oz of the caster sugar and set aside for the top of the cake. Cream the butter with the remaining caster sugar until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in the egg yolks and the vanilla