There are so many chocolate cake recipes out there. It is always challenging to pick our current favourite, isn't it? That's why we should try all of them, probably. Just to be a 100% sure.  

Today's original recipe comes from the mother of the Baking Bible, the brilliant presenter from whom we learnt that the best way to test a new oven is to bake a Victoria Sponge in it ... who else than Mary Berry. Her rich chocolate cake has two layers and creamy chocolate icing in the middle - originally. This chocolate cake recipe is easy-to-make, really simple to follow and you don't need any special kitchen tool to prepare the batter. Except, for this version, you need your 10-inch Zila cake mould to get 12 slices of sweet and harmonious chocolate cake.

 

Watch a video about how to prepare the best chocolate cake recipe by Mary Berry in the 10 inch liquid cake pan:

 

 

How to prepare an easy-to-make and easy-to-decorate chocolate cake in Zila Cake Tin based on Mary Berry's recipe:

 

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A delicious and rich chocolate cake recipe in the 10 inch Zila cake tin gives you the opportunity to play with the fillings, unlike its original version. You can add liquid fillings easily - just pour them into the holes in the middle of your cake. However, you can be a bit more traditional as well and use a cream filling. Here we tried to do both: stick with the original chocolate cream but tweaked it a little so that it doesn't contain any dairy products. You can check our dairy free chocolate filling recipe in another post.

Yields12 Servings
Prep Time20 minsCook Time50 minsTotal Time1 hr 10 mins

Ingredients for the sponge cake
 5 eggs
 290 g self-raising flour
 290 g caster sugar
 290 g softened butter
 2 tsp baking powder
 65 g cocoa powder
 8 tbsp boiling water
Liquid filling for the chocolate cake - dairy free chocolate icing
 12 tsp apricot jam
 dairy-free chocolate cream

1

We are using the 12 slices Zila cake mould here, which is a 10 inch cake tin.

10 inch Cake Tin Special Zila Silicone Cake Mould with Stainless Steel Ring UK

Mary Berry's Chocolate Cake Recipe
2

Prepare the ingredients as described in the original Mary Berry chocolate cake recipe. We need to change the measurements a bit, because the original recipe is for a 7 inch cake pan, and we are preparing a 12 slices cake with holes in the middle, so we are using the Zila 10 inch cake tin.
If you use one of your other Zila cake moulds, just adjust the ingredients accordingly.

Ingredients of Mary Berry chocolate cake recipe in Zila Cake Mould

3

First, add the eggs, sugar and butter to a mixing bowl and whisk them slightly. The original recipe doesn't have this step and it is still not a must, but this makes the cake batter even creamier, so we are doing it in two steps.

Mixing ingredients for Mary Berry chocolate cake in Zila Cake Mould

4

Once the egg, sugar and butter is creamy, add the flour and baking powder mix to the batter and whisk them until creamy.

Adding flour to Mary Berry chocolate cake recipe in zila cake mould

5

The cake butter should have a smooth, but thick consistency.

Creamy mixture of Mary Berry chocolate cake recipe in Zila cake mould

6

Then mix the water and cocoa powder in a separate bowl until creamy

Mixing chocolate paste for Mary Berry chocolate cake recipe in Zila cake mould

7

Add the cocoa paste to the cake batter.

Adding chocolate into batter Mary Berry chocolate cake recipe in Zila cake mould

8

And whisk them until the full cake batter is brown.

Mixing chocolate into batter Mary Berry chocolate cake recipe in Zila cake mould

9

Prepare your Zila cake tin by greasing it. You can use any greasing method described in our related blog post. Here we used a coconut oil spray. Make sure that you grease the stainless steel cake ring as well.

Greasing Zila mould for Mary Berry chocolate cake with liquid filling

10

Pour the cocoa cake batter into the silicone mould and use a cake spatula to even the batter out so that it covers the whole silicone cake mould equally.

Filling Zila mould with Mary Berry chocolate cake with liquid filling

11

Notice that the Zila mould is already on a baking sheet (a cooking sheet) which will help you handle your special silicone mould. You can also use it to tap the cake tin once it is filled so that the chocolate cake batter is everywhere and you don't have missing parts in your sponge cake once it is baked.
Bake the cake for approximately 50 minutes, at 180 Celsius degrees or until the sponge test.

Filled Zila mould with Mary Berry chocolate cake with liquid filling

12

Because the chocolate cake batter has baking powder, most likely your cake will be higher than your cake mould and will also break on the surface. That is not a big problem because we can fix it easily by cutting off the excess sponge with a long cake knife. Leaving a top (which is soon the bottom :)) straight cannot be easier: just use the stainless steel ring as a guide and cut just above it.

Cut excess chocolate cake Mary Berry chocolate cake in Zila Cake Mould

13

Remove the cut part of your sponge cake. You can see how nice texture this amazing chocolate cake has! (Thank you, Mary :))

Hot Steaming Chocolate Cake Mary Berry Chocolate Cake Recipe in Zila Cake Mould

14

Cover your cake with another cookie sheet so that you can finally turn it upside down and start realising how special your cake is, thanks to the Zila cake pan.

Add extra baking sheet Zila mould for Mary Berry Chocolate cake with liquid filling

15

Once you turned the cake, remove the silicone part of your Zila cake mould.
First, we lifted the silicone mould a little bit on each side to make sure none of the slices is destroyed and no sponge is left in the mould.

Removing Zila mould from Mary Berry chocolate cake with liquid filling

16

And we now see our special cake with holes in the middles of each slice which we can fill with the dairy-free chocolate cream we prepared for this cake.

Ready Chocolate cake with holes in the middle - Mary Berry chocolate cake recipe in Zila cake mould

Mary Berry's Chocolate Cake with Dairy Free Chocolate Cream
17

Put one tablespoon of apricot jam into each hole in your cake and then fill the holes with the chocolate cream. The apricot jam gives the cake slice a slightly sweet taste, so if you don't want that, you can leave out the jam from the process.
Of course, this is not the only way how you can use Mary Berry's chocolate cake recipe in the Zila cake mould. You can use different fillings like liquid cherry filling, apricot jam only (if you have only 2 minutes to decorate) or other cream fillings. Anything would work with this rich but easy-to-make and easy-to-decorate chocolate cake.

Filled Chocolate cake with holes in the middle - Mary Berry chocolate cake recipe in Zila cake mould

 

 

 

Ingredients

Ingredients for the sponge cake
 5 eggs
 290 g self-raising flour
 290 g caster sugar
 290 g softened butter
 2 tsp baking powder
 65 g cocoa powder
 8 tbsp boiling water
Liquid filling for the chocolate cake - dairy free chocolate icing
 12 tsp apricot jam
 dairy-free chocolate cream

Directions

1

We are using the 12 slices Zila cake mould here, which is a 10 inch cake tin.

10 inch Cake Tin Special Zila Silicone Cake Mould with Stainless Steel Ring UK

Mary Berry's Chocolate Cake Recipe
2

Prepare the ingredients as described in the original Mary Berry chocolate cake recipe. We need to change the measurements a bit, because the original recipe is for a 7 inch cake pan, and we are preparing a 12 slices cake with holes in the middle, so we are using the Zila 10 inch cake tin.
If you use one of your other Zila cake moulds, just adjust the ingredients accordingly.

Ingredients of Mary Berry chocolate cake recipe in Zila Cake Mould

3

First, add the eggs, sugar and butter to a mixing bowl and whisk them slightly. The original recipe doesn't have this step and it is still not a must, but this makes the cake batter even creamier, so we are doing it in two steps.

Mixing ingredients for Mary Berry chocolate cake in Zila Cake Mould

4

Once the egg, sugar and butter is creamy, add the flour and baking powder mix to the batter and whisk them until creamy.

Adding flour to Mary Berry chocolate cake recipe in zila cake mould

5

The cake butter should have a smooth, but thick consistency.

Creamy mixture of Mary Berry chocolate cake recipe in Zila cake mould

6

Then mix the water and cocoa powder in a separate bowl until creamy

Mixing chocolate paste for Mary Berry chocolate cake recipe in Zila cake mould

7

Add the cocoa paste to the cake batter.

Adding chocolate into batter Mary Berry chocolate cake recipe in Zila cake mould

8

And whisk them until the full cake batter is brown.

Mixing chocolate into batter Mary Berry chocolate cake recipe in Zila cake mould

9

Prepare your Zila cake tin by greasing it. You can use any greasing method described in our related blog post. Here we used a coconut oil spray. Make sure that you grease the stainless steel cake ring as well.

Greasing Zila mould for Mary Berry chocolate cake with liquid filling

10

Pour the cocoa cake batter into the silicone mould and use a cake spatula to even the batter out so that it covers the whole silicone cake mould equally.

Filling Zila mould with Mary Berry chocolate cake with liquid filling

11

Notice that the Zila mould is already on a baking sheet (a cooking sheet) which will help you handle your special silicone mould. You can also use it to tap the cake tin once it is filled so that the chocolate cake batter is everywhere and you don't have missing parts in your sponge cake once it is baked.
Bake the cake for approximately 50 minutes, at 180 Celsius degrees or until the sponge test.

Filled Zila mould with Mary Berry chocolate cake with liquid filling

12

Because the chocolate cake batter has baking powder, most likely your cake will be higher than your cake mould and will also break on the surface. That is not a big problem because we can fix it easily by cutting off the excess sponge with a long cake knife. Leaving a top (which is soon the bottom :)) straight cannot be easier: just use the stainless steel ring as a guide and cut just above it.

Cut excess chocolate cake Mary Berry chocolate cake in Zila Cake Mould

13

Remove the cut part of your sponge cake. You can see how nice texture this amazing chocolate cake has! (Thank you, Mary :))

Hot Steaming Chocolate Cake Mary Berry Chocolate Cake Recipe in Zila Cake Mould

14

Cover your cake with another cookie sheet so that you can finally turn it upside down and start realising how special your cake is, thanks to the Zila cake pan.

Add extra baking sheet Zila mould for Mary Berry Chocolate cake with liquid filling

15

Once you turned the cake, remove the silicone part of your Zila cake mould.
First, we lifted the silicone mould a little bit on each side to make sure none of the slices is destroyed and no sponge is left in the mould.

Removing Zila mould from Mary Berry chocolate cake with liquid filling

16

And we now see our special cake with holes in the middles of each slice which we can fill with the dairy-free chocolate cream we prepared for this cake.

Ready Chocolate cake with holes in the middle - Mary Berry chocolate cake recipe in Zila cake mould

Mary Berry's Chocolate Cake with Dairy Free Chocolate Cream
17

Put one tablespoon of apricot jam into each hole in your cake and then fill the holes with the chocolate cream. The apricot jam gives the cake slice a slightly sweet taste, so if you don't want that, you can leave out the jam from the process.
Of course, this is not the only way how you can use Mary Berry's chocolate cake recipe in the Zila cake mould. You can use different fillings like liquid cherry filling, apricot jam only (if you have only 2 minutes to decorate) or other cream fillings. Anything would work with this rich but easy-to-make and easy-to-decorate chocolate cake.

Filled Chocolate cake with holes in the middle - Mary Berry chocolate cake recipe in Zila cake mould

Mary Berry’s chocolate cake recipe in Zila Cake Mould
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