Chocolate Slab Cake

Chocolate Slab Cake

Chocolate Slab Cake

Recipe by Fatima SydowCourse: DessertCuisine: Cape Malay


  • Dry Ingredients
  • 2 cups of sugar

  • 2 cups of cake flour

  • 2 tsp of baking powder

  • 1&1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1/2 cup of cocoa powder

  • Wet Ingredients
  • 2 tsps of granulated coffee stirred into a cup of hot water

  • 2 eggs

  • 1/2 cup of oil

  • 2 tsp vanilla essence 

  • 1 cup of milk


  • Preheat oven to 180°C
  • In a large bowl, sift together all the dry ingredients. Add the milk to the coffee mixture and stir. Next, Add all the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, whisk until well combined.
  • Pour batter in a greased baking tin. Bake for 35 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool completely.
  • Decorate with fresh whipped cream, shavings of milk chocolate and berries or caramel and cream or melted chocolate and a few tablespoons of cream stirred together to make a thick chocolate ganache.
  • I used a rectangle baking tin size 30-33cm. You may divide batter into two round standard baking tins as well and bake for 20-25 minutes. For the big oven trays, simply double the ingredients.

3 thoughts on “Chocolate Slab Cake”

  • Hi Fatima, I have made your chocolate slab cake before and oh soooo delicious! I would like to make this into a two layer cake – what size tins do you suggest I use to make this a substantial double layer cake?
    Would I bake the two tins for the same tome as I would the slab?

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