The absolute best, richest and easiest one-bowl chocolate cake recipe! It’s heavenly and made by combining EVERYTHING in a food processor…and within just over an hour…”Bob’s your Uncle”!. 

Bob’s your uncle (sometimes elaborately Robert’s your father’s brother) is a commonly used expression mainly in Britain, Ireland and Commonwealth nations. Typically, someone says it to conclude a set of simple instructions to mean, “and there you have it,” or “you’re all set.” For example, “To make a ham sandwich, just put a piece of ham between two slices of buttered bread, and Bob’s your uncle.” 


200g butter, softened
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
3 eggs
200g dark chocolate, melted
1 1/2 cups self-raising flour
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1/2 cup milk
220ml thickened cream, whipped

Chocolate icing
1/3 cup thickened cream
200g dark chocolate, chopped


1. Preheat oven to 170°C. Grease and line base and side of 22cm (base) springform cake pan. Combine butter and sugar in food processor using the processing blade. Process until combined. Add eggs one at a time, process until combined. Add melted chocolate and process, scrapping down sides as required. Add the flour, cocoa powder and milk. Us the pulse button in short bursts until combined.
2. Spoon cake batter into cake pan and smooth the surface. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Stand for 10 minutes in pan before releasing the side. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
3. Use a serrated knife to cut the cake in half. Place the base onto a cake stand or serving plate. Spread with whipped cream. Sandwich together with cake top.
4. For the icing, combine the cream and chocolate in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Cook, stirring with a metal spoon until melted and smooth. Pour warm icing over the cake, allowing it to drizzle down the sides. Stand 15 minutes to allow icing to set.


33 Responses to “MANDY’S CHOCOLATE CAKE”

  1. looks yummy. 🙂

  2. I can almost smell it 😀

  3. And I will always love chocolate cake..! I am going to make one (I’ve been promising myself for weeks) tomorow for sure! Thanks for the recipe, Amanda. xxx

  4. I love chocolate cake…and this one looks great…that chocolate glaze looks perfect!x

  5. Oh…you almost made me want to start eating desserts again…’I shall not be moved.’ 😉

  6. Yum! I love chocolate cake – but, it’s only 8am here… 😦

  7. yummm.. SMACK!!
    I love chocolate cake.. i like ANYTHING that has chocolate in it! 😀 Cuz I looooooooooove chocolate..
    If it’s a cake, it had better be a chocolate cake ! So now you KNOW what to gimme on my birthday!! 😉

  8. Hey, this looks delicious! And chocolate, comfort food, cake, comfort food! Why must comfort food land on my hips and stay there? When I am overcome with temptation, I shall remember where to find this recipe. I love chocolate cake and this one is special. Thank you for sharing, Amanda, my dear friend…Blessings xxoo

    • I am not a sweet tooth person at all but always nice to see your friends enjoy it…and so true, my favourite saying :- Lick your lips…goes to your hips!! Sigh!! Love you my friend xxx

  9. This looks heavenly delicious and very rich like the Mississippi Mud Cake I made yesterday for one of my daughter’s (17th) birthday. It is a very rich cake with so much sugar , cocoa and margarine/shortening, you could go into diabetic shock from it probably. But we are not diabetic and she requested it, so of course I made it for her with love as the main ingredient! Thanks for sharing, Amanda! 🙂 xoxoxoxoHearrtspell

    • Congratulations to your daughter!!! Your comment made me laugh but it is awesome to read “with love as the main ingredient”…cannot agree more, no other love compares to love for our children!!! Hugs to you my friend xxx

  10. Ooooh that looks delicious. Not a good idea for me to be reading blogs at this time of night. I am hungry now and its 1am hehe. Hugs xx

  11. Sinfully Divine- I can’t wait to invite myself over- yummy treat…..

  12. am definitely giving this one a shot!

  13. Ooh, too enticing! Dave bought us a chocolate cake from a home industry shop yesterday…delicious, but between you I’m thinking I should be doing it myself 😀

  14. “Bob’s your uncle.” I love it. I’m a great fan of English cozys (mystery stories) and got my intro there. Never thought of applying it to a recipe! Wonderful …

    That photo is making me salavate … bet this is wonderful.


  15. This looks simply gorgeous!!!! I am not usually a dessert person, but I love chocolate and would happily eat a huge chunk of this cake…preferably hot with ice cream – yum, yum! I’d be in heaven!!! 🙂 xx

    • I am not a dessert person either…more a savoury fan!! But the way you described it, mannnnnnnnnn, my mouth is watering!! Heaven for sure!! And it’s not even noon yet!! Mwah xx

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