Best Ever 4-Ingredient Chocolate Cake

There's a surprise ingredient in this quick - and best - cake!
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This 4-ingredient chocolate cake recipe is the best you’ll ever try!

Quick and easy and with a surprise ingredient that will blow your mind, it’s the new chocolate cake idea you’ve been waiting for.

Perfect for an after-school or weekend treat – or even a birthday cake for your next celebration!

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Grease a 20cm round cake pan. Line base and side with baking paper, extending paper 2cm above pan edges. 


Spoon 3 cups of the ice-cream into a large bowl, reserving remaining ice-cream for another use. Stand ice-cream at room temperature for about 45 minutes, or until completely melted. (You will need 2 cups.) 


Sift cake mix into the large bowl of an electric mixer, reserving icing sachet for another use. Add eggs and melted ice-cream. Beat on low speed until combined. 


Increase speed to medium. Beat for a further 2 minutes, or until thick. Pour into prepared pan. Smooth over top. 


Cook in a moderately slow oven (160C) for about 55 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Remove from oven. Stand in pan for 15 minutes. Turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely. 


Spread frosting over top of cake. Serve cut into wedges.

TIP! Try making cake with a different flavoured ice-cream – try strawberry or hokey pokey instead. Cake is best made on the day of serving, but can be made up to one day ahead.

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