Easy Chocolate and Coconut Cake


  • 250 g butter
  • 115g cocoa powder
  • 225g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 90g desiccated coconut
  • 337g caster sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 180ml milk


  • Round cake tin 20 cm
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Sieve
  • Wire cooling rack


  • Baking paper


  1. Preheat oven to 160℃ and line the base and sides of a 20cm round cake tin with baking paper.
  2. Melt butter. Sift cocoa, flour and baking powder into a large bowl and add the coconut, caster sugar, eggs, milk and melted butter. Mix to combine.
  3. Pour the mixture into the prepared cake tin and place in the oven to bake for 1 hour or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean.
  4. Allow the cake to cook in the tin for 15 minutes before putting it on a wire cooling rack to cool completely.

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