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How to Make a Cake with Just 3 Ingredients

Imagine the most deliciously moist and rich chocolate cake ever. And then imagine being able to make it with just 3 ingredients. Yep, that’s right! Can you guess what they are? Flour? No! Sugar? No! Feeling stumped yet?

All you need to make this super yummy chocolate cake is:

  • eggs
  • chocolate
  • butter

Cake 2

Hahaha I didn’t say it was a healthy cake! Just an easy and yummy one!


The trick to getting this cake to be nice and moist is to bake it in a tray of water. This will help it so cook evenly and will keep it beautifully moist inside (sort of like a mousse-like texture). The second trick is to leave the cake in the fridge for several hours, until it is completely cold. It’s best left overnight – this will give you the most delicious results! You can also make it ahead of time as it will keep in the fridge for a few days.

Cake 1

This is amazing served on it’s own, or you can sprinkle it with a little icing sugar. If you want to go all out, then why not serve it with a simple chocolate ganache sauce. Yum!

Cake 3


How to Make a Cake with Just 3 Ingredients
Serves: 12
A deliciously moist cake made from just 3 ingredients.... it's totally possible!
  • 8 large eggs
  • 225g unsalted butter
  • 450g good quality dark chocolate
  1. Preheat your oven to 160 degrees celsius.
  2. Grease the base and sides of a 20cm springform tin very well and then line the base with baking paper.
  3. Use foil to cover the outside of the tin.
  4. Sit the springform tin inside a large baking tray (it needs to be large enough that the springform pan can sit flat).
  5. Beat the eggs for at least 5 minutes or until they have doubled in size.
  6. Break the chocolate into pieces and place into a microwave safe bowl.
  7. Add the chopped butter to the chocolate pieces.
  8. Melt on 50% power in the microwave on 30 second bursts for 2-3 minutes or until the chocolate and butter has melted (stir every 30 seconds with a dry metal spoon).
  9. Gently fold ¼ of the egg mixture into the chocolate.
  10. Repeat 3 more times with the remaining egg mixture.
  11. When the mixture is combined, pour it into the springform tin.
  12. Boil a jug of water and then carefully pour it into the baking tray until it covers ⅔ of the sides of the springform pan (make sure no water gets into the chocolate cake!).
  13. Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes or until the chocolate cake begins to set on the outside edges (but not in the middle).
  14. Remove the baking tray from the oven and then set aside until the boiling water has cooled.
  15. When the water has cooled, remove the springform tin from the baking tray filled with water and set aside to cool.
  16. Place the cooled cake (still in the tin) into the fridge and leave for several hours (or better yet, overnight).
  17. Remove the cake from the springform tin and discard and baking paper.
  18. Decorate with chocolate ganache, icing sugar, fresh berries, chopped chocolate etc.
  19. Serve warm or cold.

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Lucy Mathieson

Lucy Mathieson

Lucy is a trained primary school teacher with a passion for baking. Lucy began her blog, Bake Play Smile, in 2013 and it has since grown into one of Australia’s most recognised food blogs. Bake Play Smile is all about fun, food and happiness. Lucy’s recipes have earned national acclaim through a number of awards and publications. She was a winner of the 2015 Best Recipes ‘Home Cook Hero’ competition in Super Food Ideas magazine, a Top 5 Finalist for the 2014 Mamamia Food Blogger Competition, a Top 5 Food Blogger on Every Recipe, and a Kidspot “Voices of 2014″ nominee.

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