Ultimate Chocolate Cake

Preparation info
  • Makes


    20 cm cake
    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      3 hr

Appears in
The Pink Whisk Guide to Cake Making

By Ruth Clemens

Published 2013

  • About

A showstopper for a grand occasion! If you need a go-to chocolate cake recipe then this is your one. It’s equally good with a chocolate icing for a teatime treat as it is dressed up to the nines here for special occasions.



  • 220 ml (8 fl oz) milk
  • 2 tbsp malt vinegar


  1. Preheat the oven to 160°C (fan)/180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4. Line the base and sides of the cake tin.
  2. Measure the milk into a jug and add the malt vinegar. Give it a quick stir and set to one side.