• 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 + 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 + 1/2 tsp espresso powder
  • 3/4 cups cocoa powder
  • 1 + 1/2 cups boiling hot water
  • 1 cup organic brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp white vinegar


  • Pre-heat your oven to 180C. 
  • In a bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda,salt, espresso powder and cocoa powder
  • Pour the hot water into a large bowl. Add brown sugar, vegetable oil and vinegar. Mix well.
  • Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Do not over mix- mix only until well combined and there are no flour pockets in the batter.
  • Pour the batter into a prepared cake tin and bake at 180C for 30-40 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
  • Cover with dark chocolate, melted with one teaspoon of vegetable oil.