Wednesday, 22 March 2017

A Frugal Mother's Day Cake

This is  a really, easy cake and can be decorated as you wish. It is so easy that children could easily make it. We make it in a square dish as that makes it easier to cut into slices to eat !

2 cups self-raising flour
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup oil
2 tbsps cocoa powder
1 cup water

Mix all the ingredients together and pour into ready greased 9inch pan to bake. If you want to use traditional round pans this is enough mixture to fill 2 small pans. Bake at 180C for 30 minutes. Cool.
Ice the top as you wish and enjoy ! 

You can also use this mixture to make cupcakes and then it makes 12 cupcakes.


  1. I love cakes like this! I usually add a teaspoon of vingegar, which helps it rise better. It's good to be able to make cake straight out of the pantry!

  2. It is actually quite healthy as it has no eggs and only a small amount of fat, the indulgence is what you ice it with !

  3. O that looks good..i think i will let the girls have a go at that..will post on how they get on..amazing and so easy

  4. Hi ..hope you don't mind but i did a blog about this cake and put a link to your blog..