Chocolate cake
Chocolate cake

Chocolate cake

By Mateja

Recipe creator

Who doesn't love a decadent and moist chocolate cake filled with rich, malt chocolate ganache. We've added Horlicks Chocolate for a malty twist of extra deliciousness. 


  • 230g plain flour
  • 15g cocoa powder
  • 80g Horlicks Chocolate
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 100g brown sugar
  • 150g granulated sugar
  • 220g sour cream
  • 120g sunflower oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 240ml boiling water
  • 420g milk chocolate (chopped into small chunks)
  • 250g double cream
  • 1 tbsp Horlicks Chocolate

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First, you’ll need to make the chocolate ganache. Heat the double cream until hot and pour it over the chocolate chunks. Leave to sit for 30 seconds and then whisk until the chocolate completely melts,  stir in the Horlicks Chocolate until combined. Cover with cling film and refrigerate for at least 2 hours while you're making the cake.

Preheat the oven to 175°C (160°C fan oven).

Line two 20cm cake pans with baking paper.

In a bowl, whisk together the sour cream, sunflower oil, eggs and vanilla extract.

In a separate large mixing bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients including the sugar. Add the wet ingredients and boiling water to the dry ingredients and whisk until smooth. Your batter will be thin at the point.

Divide the batter between the two prepared cake pans and bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Let the cake cool down in the pan for 10-15 minutes then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.

Spread a layer of the chocolate ganache between the two cake layers and frost the top and the sides of the cake.


Mateja is a food photographer and recipe creator based in London. Her lifelong obsession with food has led her to obtaining a masters degree in food science! She's shared some of her favourite culinary creations with us, adding a delicious Horlicks twist to every recipe.


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