Desserts & Baking

One-bowl chocolate-and-raisin cake

15 minutes, plus 30 minutes’ soaking time
40 minutes

"This easy cake offers plump, coffee-soaked raisins with every mouthful. Serve with vanilla-flavoured cream or on its own." – Abigail Donnelly

Wine/Spirit Pairing
Woolworths Cherry Cinsault

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  • 3⁄4 cup strong, hot coffee
  • 150 g raisins
  • 210 g flour
  • 60 g cocoa powder
  • 1 1⁄2 t baking powder
  • a pinch salt
  • 1 free-range egg
  • 1⁄3 cup olive oil
  • 1 T vanilla extract
  • 1⁄2 cup milk
  • 1 cup Woolworths long-life cream, chilled and beaten

1.  Soak the raisins in the hot coffee for 30 minutes. Preheat the oven to 180°C.

2. Place the dry ingredients in a bowl and whisk in the remaining ingredients except the cream. Add the raisins and 1⁄4 cup of the soaking liquid.

3. Pour the batter into a 23 cm greased cake tin. Bake on the middle rack of the oven for 40 minutes. Cool, then remove from the tin.

4. Whisk the raisin soaking liquid into the cream and spread over the cake, or use a piping bag to make a pretty pattern.

Find more one-bowl bakes here.

Photographs: Jan Ras
Production: Abigail Donnelly
Food assistants: Claire-Ellen Van Rooyen and Tahila Pillay

Abigail Donnelly

Recipe by: Abigail Donnelly

Nothing excites Woolworths TASTE's Food Director quite as much as the challenge of dreaming up recipes with innovative new foods – or the thrill of creating deliciousness on a plate with the humblest of ingredients. With Abi by your side, you’ll be a cooking expert in no time at all.

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