The best mini birthday chocolate cake recipe September 9, 2015

by Trisha Eat

chocolate birthday cake recipe

Sometimes at kids’ parties you just need little handfuls of delicious birthday cake to get the kids smiling. The whole “here is a slice of cake – eat it carefully on your plate…” tends to end badly, with icing on the walls and carpet. Kids can just grab these mini birthday cakes in their hands and eat them like a chocolate bar. Or if they’re a bit more grown up – you can whack a scoop of ice cream on top to make the cake extra chocolate-y. So give our delicious birthday chocolate cake recipe a go!

If your kids have a sweet tooth but you really don’t want them eating processed white flour the whole time, you can make these for them as a treat. I used whole spelt flour, which has a much lower level of gluten and much higher level of awesome. When my friends had these cakes – still warm from the oven with some ice cream on top they all commented that it was one of the best chocolate cakes they had ever eaten. The spelt flour makes it slightly denser than normal sponge cake and the chunks of chocolate on top make them super melty and a little bit gooey. MMMMmmm.

chocolate birthday cake recipe

chocolate birthday cake recipe


The best birthday chocolate cakes recipe

The best birthday chocolate cakes recipe


1 cup caster sugar
1 cup butter
2 free range eggs
1 cup spelt flour
1 tsp baking powder
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup dark chocolate, broken up


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C and grease your mini loaf tin
  2. Mix the sugar and butter together until pale and fluffy
  3. Add the eggs and fold in thoroughly
  4. In a separate bowl sieve the baking powder, flour and cocoa powder together
  5. Fold the flour mixture into the butter mixture until thoroughly mixed
  6. Spoon into the loaf tin and add a piece of dark chocolate onto the top of each loaf
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes in the preheated oven
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Chika says:

This looks awesome. My husband’s birthday is soon. I should cook this for him because he LOVEs chocolate!!:-)

Andrea says:

Awesome! Let us know how it goes Chika!!

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