Chocolate Party Cake

Whip up this easy chocolate cake in no time covered in yummy chocolate frosting perfect for birthdays for little and big kids alike!
Serves: 12
  • Cake
  • 175g (6oz) plain flour
  • 55g (1oz) cocoa powder
  • 450g Carnation Squeezy Condensed Milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 140g (5oz) buttery spread*
  • 1tbsp baking powder
  • Chocolate Topping
  • 85g (3oz) milk chocolate
  • 3tbsp Carnation Evaporated Milk
  • 85g (3oz) butter
  • To Decorate
  • 4 mini packets White Chocolate Buttons
  • 55g (2oz) chocolate chips
  • Candles and decorations

You will also need...

20cm (8in) square cake tin, lined with baking parchment
  • Very easy

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  • Prep time
    10 mins

    Cook time
    45 mins

Each serving typically contains

  • Energy 2064kJ 494kcal 25%
  • Fat 28.6g 41%
  • Saturates 13.8g 69%
  • Sugars 38.2g 42%
  • Salt 0.98g 16%

of an adult's Reference Intake (RI)*
Energy per 100g: 1933kJ/463kcal
*Reference Intake of an average adult (8400kJ/2000kcal).
Portions should be adjusted for children of different ages.

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Here's how easy it is...
  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C, (160°C for fan ovens), Gas Mark 4.
  2. Put the cake ingredients in a bowl and beat (use an electric hand mixer if you have one!) until light and creamy.
  3. Spoon the mixture into the tin and spread out. Bake for about 30-35 minutes until springy and cooked in the centre. Cool slightly then lift out onto a cake rack.
  4. When cool, make the chocolate glaze. Break the chocolate into pieces and place in a bowl with the evaporated milk. Melt gently in the microwave then stir in the butter. Set aside at room temperature for 10-15 minutes to thicken up before spreading over the cake. Top with the chocolate, candles and decorations!
  5. Look out for other fun ways to decorate your cake – try edible glitter, sugar shapes or sprinkles!

Discussion Board

  • munkeytm
    November 04, 2013
    Please can you tell me what size eggs to use for this recipe. many thanks.

    Carnation says:
    Hi Dawn, you will get lovely results using 3 large eggs.
  • Myrto
    October 31, 2013
    That is fantastic! such an easy recipe and the cake very tasty. two questions:
    1. can I use condensed light milk instead?
    2. Are you sure the recipe for the topping is correct? the 85g butter seams too much and when I added it to the melted chocolate it was very oily and the oil separated from the chocolate mixture.
    thank you very much

    Carnation says:
    Hi Myrto, glad to hear the cake was a hit! Yes you can substitute the light condensed milk it will be just as tasty. The butter for the topping is correct. Make sure you stir the mixture very well until completely mixed. The texture of the chocolate will change as you stir.
  • Winnie
    October 24, 2013
    Have not seen the carnation squeezy here in the shops can I just use the tinned instead ,if so which size

    Carnation says:
    Hi Alice, you can absolutely substitute the tinned carnation for the squeezy. Just follow the recipe by adding 450g of condensed milk.
  • Jayne
    September 29, 2013
    Could you please confirm the size of the tin used for this recipe.

    Carnation says:
    Hi Jayne we suggest 20cm (8 inch) square tin for this cake.