Milk Chocolate Cake with Vanilla Frosting

It’s one of those things you just can’t resist yourself from eating!

This is an absolutely easy recipe to make, looks gorgeous and perfect for a birthdays and for a family get together.


  • 2 large Eggs (beaten)
  • 226 g Caster sugar
  • 2tbsp Cocoa powder
  • 200 g self-rising flour
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 110 g Soft butter
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 5 tbsp boiling water
  • 6tbsp Evaporated milk
  • 1/2 tsp salt

For the frosting

  • 250g icing sugar, sifted
  • 80g unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 25ml whole milk / whipping cream
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract

Milk Chocolate Cake



  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degree C. Oil a 8 inch round cake tin, then line the base with baking parchment.
  2. Combine cocoa powder and boiling water until its smooth. Set it aside.
  3. In large bowl, whisk together caster sugar, cocoa powder, self-rising flour, baking powder and salt. In a medium bowl, whisk together butter, eggs, evaporated milk and the vanilla extract. Add wet ingredients (including the cocoa powder mixed with water) to dry ingredients and stir until mixture is of thick consistency.
  4. Pour the cake mixture into the prepared cake tins.
  5.  Bake the mixture for 25-30 minutes until the cake has risen well. To make sure if it is baked well, insert a tooth pick into the centre and it should come with moist crumbs cringing to it.
  6. Turn out the cake onto a wire rack to cool completely, this should take a minimum of one hour.
  7. To make the frosting, measure the chocolate and place it into the bowl.  Place the bowl over a pan of simmering water and keep stirring until it melts. Make sure that it doesn’t get too hot.
  8. Transfer it from the pan and let it cool down.
  9. Mix together the icing sugar and butter until the mixture comes together and is well mixed.
  10. Add in vanilla extract  and milk and continue to beat the mixture for another minute. The longer the icing is beaten it will get fluffier. So beat until it is of spreadable consistency.
  11. Using a palette knife spread the icing over the cake. Leave it to stand for an hour so that the icing is set. Decorate with your choice of decorations like chocolate sprinkles, chocolate buttons, m&m’s etc.

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