Sometimes all you need is a really simple, well-cooked cake. Great British Bake Off finalist Ruth Clemens shares her easy chocolate chip cake recipe with us, decorate as you wish for any occasion
- 150g butter, softened
- 150g caster sugar
- 3 eggs, medium
- 150g self-raising flour
- 100g chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 160°C/320°F/Gas Mark 4.
Prepare a 20cm (8″) cake tin by greasing well and lining the base with a circle of baking paper.
Cream together the softened butter and sugar until light and fluffy in a mixing bowl. Add the eggs and the flour to the mixture and beat well until fully combined. Mix in the chocolate chips.
Place the mixture into the tin and roughly level to top using the back of a silicone spoon.
Bake in the middle of the oven for 30-35 minutes until golden and springy to the touch.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool in the tin for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Place on a plate, dust with a little icing sugar and serve.
You could decorate with the cake with some melted chocolate and sprinkles if you have some!