Ruth Clemens’ chocolate chip cake Recipe

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15 min


35 min

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.

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You could decorate with the cake with some melted chocolate and sprinkles if you have some!