Easy melt-and-mix chocolate berry cake

15 May

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If you are looking for an easy, delicious, one bowl, melt and mix chocolate cake you have come to the right place! I love melt and mix cakes for their simplicity and speed. By melting the butter and adding it to the cake mixture you are saving time without sacrificing any of the taste.

Experience has told me that the world loves a chocolate cake. Take one anywhere – to a party / work / new neighbours – and people will be thrilled. It has to be one of the best ways to win friends and influence people.

I have shared so many chocolate cake recipes on this blog including

Easy chocolate cake:





Red wine chocolate cake:

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Chocolate mud cake:

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and chocolate dessert cake:

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Going back over these recipes I noticed that I had not made a chocolate cake with berries. Having a heap of berries in the kitchen inspired me to create this recipe. I love the combination of berries and chocolate – the richness of the chocolate is cut by the natural sweetness of the berries.

I served a slice of this cake for Miss9’s after school snack – she also requested a bowl of edamame on the side – and I will be taking the rest of the cake to work to share with my colleagues, in exchange for a donation to MSF Australia (Doctors Without Borders).


125g melted butter

2 eggs

1/2 cup milk

1/4 cocoa powder

1 cup self-raising flour

3/4 cup caster sugar

½ teaspoon vanilla bean paste

¼ cup chocolate bits

½ cup mixed berries

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Preheat oven to 170C and grease a 20cm round baking pan with non-stick cooking spray and line the base.

Place everything – except the choc bits and berries – in bowl of electric mixer and beat until smooth and mixture has changed colour. This should take around 5 minutes.

Stir the choc bits and berries into the batter with a silver spoon until just combined.

Pour into the tin and bake for 45-50 minutes or until a skewer poked into the centre comes out with just a few crumbs attached.

Leave in tin 5 minutes then remove to wire rack to cool.

Serve with fresh berries and thickened cream.

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14 Responses to “Easy melt-and-mix chocolate berry cake”

  1. Tandy | Lavender and Lime May 15, 2017 at 8:47 pm #

    oh yum! What a perfect combination of flavours 🙂

    • The Hungry Mum June 7, 2017 at 7:32 pm #

      Cheers Tandy – the berries help balance the sweetness with tartness.

  2. cookingwithshy May 15, 2017 at 8:49 pm #


  3. Laura (PA Pict) May 15, 2017 at 9:48 pm #

    This looks delicious and the recipe reads as accessibly easy. I’m thinking it might be a recipe my kids could make independently. Thanks!

    • The Hungry Mum May 18, 2017 at 9:31 am #

      Cheers Laura- it is indeed v kid-proof. Plus they get to lick the bowl 😬

  4. heartandsoul974 May 15, 2017 at 10:11 pm #

    Looks yummy! I love chocolate cake.😉

    • The Hungry Mum June 10, 2017 at 8:56 am #

      You cannot go wrong with a chocolate cake on the menu 🙂

  5. lulu May 16, 2017 at 9:35 am #

    Not too sweet and simple works for me.

  6. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella May 20, 2017 at 3:43 pm #

    The world does indeed love chocolate cake-as do I! And a melt and mix one is always good to have up the sleeve 😀

    • The Hungry Mum June 10, 2017 at 8:56 am #

      For sure – when it is this quick and easy to bake why would you ever buy one?

  7. Anna @ shenANNAgans May 23, 2017 at 11:56 am #

    Woke with a craving for choc cake, you popped up in my google search. YUM!

    • The Hungry Mum May 24, 2017 at 3:27 pm #

      Well tickle me berry cake’d! So thrilled my little cake found its way to your search. May your day be cake-tastic 🎂🍰

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