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Quick and Easy Chocolate Chip Cake

Updated on May 31, 2013
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If you’re anything like me, you will be aware of the irony of both having a sweet tooth and being aware of the damage that excessive amounts of sugar can do to the body. It is just so unfair!

It doesn’t help matters that I’m also a keen baker, which is a pretty recent development that has led to the desire to experiment with different recipes. Willpower be damned! A benefit that I can get from baking my own sweet treats instead of opting for the shop-bought variety is that I can control the amount of sugar that goes into any muffin, cake or pie.

Not only will I be able to reduce the amount of sugar, but I can also make smaller portions so that temptation and gluttony do not become a problem.

If you’re a chocolate fan and do not mind a little bit of indulgence, try taking a stroll to your kitchen to try my easy chocolate chip cake recipe when you have a craving for something sweet, instead of sprinting to the shop. If you don’t mind sugar, then you can increase the amount to suit your taste.

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 45 min
Yields: Small loaf


  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup vegetable or sunflower oil
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 tsp butter, for greasing
  1. Grease and lightly flour a small loaf tin and pre-heat the oven to 350⁰F
  2. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs and sugar together the eggs and sugar until it thickens and takes on a uniform colour and consistency, which shows that it is well blended.
  3. Slowly add the oil, beating it into the mixture as you pour the oil until it is completely amalgamated.
  4. Sift the flour, baking powder and salt into the mixture and fold in until it is smooth.
  5. Follow this by gradually adding the milk and mixing it in until well combined.
  6. Fold in the chocolate chips until evenly distributed.
  7. Pour batter into the loaf tin and place in the oven for around half an hour or until the cake rises. Test it is done by skewering the centre with a toothpick; if it comes out clean, it is done.
  8. Remove the cake from the oven and allow to cool for approximately 5 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack and leave to cool to room temperature.
  9. Enjoy.

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    • sierra whisky profile imageAUTHOR

      sierra whisky 

      5 years ago from London

      Thanks, Vacation Trip, hope you enjoy it. I have used butter in other recipes, but find the cake is lighter with oil. Do you melt the butter or just beat it with the sugar when it is softened?

    • sierra whisky profile imageAUTHOR

      sierra whisky 

      5 years ago from London

      Thanks, Ceres. It really is easy and tastes great - as much as I like to bake I don't want to spend ages in the kitchen and I want to eat the cake as soon as possible!

    • Ceres Schwarz profile image

      Ceres Schwarz 

      5 years ago

      This looks like a good recipe. I love chocolate cakes and this cake recipe looks really good. The image of the chocolate chip cake looks very delicious and tasty. Now I want to have some. This doesn't seem all that hard to make either.

    • Vacation Trip profile image


      5 years ago from India

      Amazing recipe I too make this cake in the same way but I don`t use sunflower oil. I use butter instead of oil. Thank you for sharing.


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