Easy chocolate chip cake recipe

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This delicious, sweet chocolate chip cake is simple to make with a moist sponge and rich bursts of chocolate flavor, the kids will love this tasty cake

Chocolate chip cake
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Preparation Time15 mins
Cooking Time1 hours
Total Time1 hours 15 mins
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories516 Kcal26%
Sugar44.3 g49%
Fat27.2 g39%
Saturated Fat16.4 g82%
Salt0.71 gRow 4 - Cell 2
Protein5.7 g11%
Carbohydrates62.5 g24%
Salt0.71 gRow 7 - Cell 2

This chocolate chip cake is wonderfully moist, and takes just 15 minutes to prepare.

Packed with gooey chocolate chips throughout, this chocolate chip cake can be adapted into a birthday cake or even cupcakes. The chocolate chips hide a treat in every bite and the sweet, rich chocolate frosting tops it off perfectly. Decorate with Maltesers, crushed Kit-Kat or Twirl for a naughty but nice finish. You could even serve with a dash of cream or ice cream as a sweet dessert which the whole family can enjoy.


For the sponge:

  • 200g softened butter or margarine
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 320g self-raising flour
  • 150g chocolate chips

For the frosting:

  • 80g butter
  • 80g chocolate
  • 200g icing sugar




  1. Preheat oven to 350°F/180°C/Fan 160°C/Gas Mark 4.
  2. Grease a 22cm round tin and line with baking parchment
  3. Cream the butter and sugar together. Add one egg at a time and beat thoroughly between addition. Add the flour and mix until just combined.
  4. Stir through the chocolate chips and pour into the prepared tin
  5. Bake for 30 mins. Cover loosely with foil and bake for a further 20 - 30 mins, or until a cocktail stick inserted in the centre comes out clean
  6. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 5 mins before transferring to a wire rack to cool fully.
  7. Whilst the cake is cooling you can prepare the frosting. In a saucepan melt the butter. Add the chocolate and stir continuously until fully melted.
  8. Remove from the heat and mix in the icing sugar and spread over the cake.

Top tip for making chocolate chip cake

This cake is best eaten on the day of baking but will keep in an airtight container for a couple of days.

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Jessica Dady
Food Editor

Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodtoKnow and has over 12 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodtoKnow, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create exclusive videos - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies