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Haigh’s Basic Chocolate Cake

This delicious chocolate cake is easy to make and has a wonderful rich chocolate flavour with the addition of Haigh's 70% Cocoa Dark Pastilles. It can be decorated with a chocolate ganache to create a delicious birthday or celebration cake.

Difficulty: Easy


  • 20


  • 25 mins Prep
  • 30 mins Cooking
  1. Preheat oven to 160°C (140°C fan forced) and lightly grease a lamington pan (23cm x 33cm) and line with baking paper.
  2. Place pastilles in a mixing bowl over a saucepan of simmering water, stirring occasionally until melted. Remove mixing bowl from heat and allow chocolate to cool slightly.
  3. Meanwhile, using an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar together for 5 minutes or until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well between each addition. Add the flour to the egg mixture and using a large metal spoon gently fold into mixture. Add cooled chocolate and again fold to combine.
  4. Spoon mixture into prepared tin and bake in preheated oven 30 minutes, or until a skewer comes out of the centre clean. Remove from oven and allow to cool in tin for 5 minutes, before turning onto a wire rack to cool.