Ruth Clemens’ chocolate chip cake recipe

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makes: 1
Skill: easy
Cost: cheap
Prep: 15 min
Cooking: 35 min
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  • Sometimes all you need is a really simple, well-cooked cake. Great British Bake Off finalist Ruth Clemens shares her easy chocolate chip cake recipe with us, decorate as you wish for any occasion


    • 150g butter, softened
    • 150g caster sugar
    • 3 eggs, medium
    • 150g self-raising flour
    • 100g chocolate chips


    • Preheat the oven to 160°C/320°F/Gas Mark 4.

    • Prepare a 20cm (8″) cake tin by greasing well and lining the base with a circle of baking paper.

    • Cream together the softened butter and sugar until light and fluffy in a mixing bowl. Add the eggs and the flour to the mixture and beat well until fully combined. Mix in the chocolate chips.

    • Place the mixture into the tin and roughly level to top using the back of a silicone spoon.

    • Bake in the middle of the oven for 30-35 minutes until golden and springy to the touch.

    • Remove from the oven and allow to cool in the tin for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Place on a plate, dust with a little icing sugar and serve.

    Top tip for making Ruth Clemens’ chocolate chip cake

    You could decorate with the cake with some melted chocolate and sprinkles if you have some!

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