This is a perfect cake to make with the kids! It’s delicious, simple and very, very,  easy! I made this for a recent bake sale at the kids school and they had so much fun helping me make it…. smarties were of course harmed in the making of this cake.


For the sponge

  • 3 large eggs
  • 2¼ cup plain flour
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1¼ cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ½ cup mini chocolate chips

For the icing

  • 500g icing sugar
  • 100g butter , softened
  • 2-3 tbs milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Smarties to decorate


Preheat the oven to 170°c

  1. Mix all ingredients ( except chocolate chips) in a large bowl ( I used my Kitchen Aid Free Standing Mixer) on a low speed, scraping the sides constantly
  2. Once incorporated, beat on a high speed for 3 minutes
  3. Stir in the chocolate chips and pour the batter into 2 prepared & lined  23 cm cake tins
  4. Bake for 25- 30 minutes until golden brown and a toothpick inserted comes out clean
  5. For the icing, mix all the ingredients on a low speed until well incorporated. Add more milk or icing as needed to either thin out or thicken the icing.
  6. Decorate with smarties! Have fun!