Serves 8

This is the sort of cake you can have in the oven in 5 minutes!

Ingredients – Cake

  • 200g of softened butter
  • 1 1/2 cups self-raising flour, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 4 tablespoons cocoa
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cup castor sugar
  • 3 eggs

Ingredients – Frosting

  • 125g cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 60g butter, at room temperature
  • 3 cups icing mixture
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1 tablespoon milk


  • Preheat oven to 170 C. Grease a deep 24cm round cake tin.
  • Place all ingredients in a food processor and mix until smooth, but do not over-process.
  • Pour into the prepared tin and bake for 35 minutes. Leave the cake to cool in the tin for 10 minutes, then turn out onto wire rack.
  • To make chocolate cream cheese frosting, use electric beaters to beat the cream cheese and butter in a bowl until smooth and creamy. Gradually beat in the icing sugar, cocoa and milk until smooth.
  • Spread on the cake and top with coconut flakes or berries or hundreds & thousands or nothing at all!

To download recipe card please click here >> School Holiday Chocolate Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting