New Zealand Chocolate Cake

Simple and Moist Chocolate Cake

Great Recipe from New Zealand!

New Zealand Chocolate Cake

This New Zealand Chocolate cake recipe is so simple and gives a perfect chocolate cake every-time. It is moist and has the perfect texture. We love that it requires only 1 egg and a 1/4 cup butter so its quite economical too!!

New Zealand Chocolate Cake

Recipe Type: Dessert
Author: Recipes ‘R’ Simple
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Serves: 6
Easy Chocolate cake using only one egg.


  • ¼ cup/50 g butter
  • 1 Tbsp golden syrup or use Maple Syrup
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup /100 gms sugar
  • 1 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 cup/ 137 gms flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¾ cup /177.75mL milk

For Cream Icing

  • 5 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 5 Tbsp cream
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 3 squares of your favorite chocolate



Prepare Cake tin


Sift dry ingredients


Butter and Syrup



whisk eggsugar,



Flour into batter



Stir to incorporate


Add milk solution


Smooth batter


Bake till done

Simple and Moist Chocolate Cake

Great Recipe from New Zealand!


























  • Pre-heat oven to 190º c/375 ºF
  • Grease and sprinkle flour in an 8 “/20cm round cake . Shake of extra flour.
  • Melt butter and syrup in a small saucepan.
  • Sift cocoa, flour and BAKING POWDER together.→ set aside
  • Dissolve BAKING SODA in milk.→ set aside
  • Whisk egg and sugar well till light lemon yellow color.
  • Add the melted butter mixture to the whisked egg and sugar  and whisk again.
  • Fold in the dry, sifted ingredients into the egg mixture till incorporated.
  • Next Fold the milk mixture into the egg mixture  till smoothly incorporated.
  • pour mixture into prepared pan and bake for 30 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched.
  • Allow to rest in the tin for 5 minutes, then turn out onto wire rack.
  • You may add the cream frosting while warm or wait till cool.

Cream Icing:

  • In a small saucepan, combine the butter, sugar, cream and chocolate→ Boil 2- 3 minutes till thickened and pour over the cake. Sprinkle chocolate shavings atop.


  • You  may add nuts to the batter. you may also  choose other toppings over the icing.
  • This cake is perfect served with vanilla icecream. We use chocolate sauce and nuts to top our icecream.

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