Cake during Covid-19

Do you know what everyone loves? Cake, cake and more cake! Since you’re stuck at home and eating everything in sight anyway, why not try this idiot-proof recipe for delicious cake during Covid-19.

I love cake, every kind of cake you can think of. So, since we have established that myself and modern society love cake (and are stuck indoors), I have decided that I will share a cake recipe that has been in my family for a number of years.

This recipe is super easy. I said it’s “idiot-proof”, but let’s be honest, nothing is idiot-proof, so let’s call it “mostly idiot-proof”.

Side note: if the metric system throws you off, you can use this website to convert it.

Ingredients (the batter)

  • 4 eggs
  • 1, 5 cups of sugar
  • 1 cup of oil
  • 1 cup of water
  • 2, 5 cups of flour
  • Half a cup of cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 4 teaspoons of baking powder
  • A pinch of salt


  1. Whisk the eggs.
  2. Add the sugar and whisk until the sugar has dissolved.
  3. Add the water and oil. Mix well.
  4. Add:

For a chocolate cake: 2 cups of flour AND half a cup of cocoa

For vanilla cake: 2,5 cups flour

  1. Add the vanilla, baking powder and salt.
  2. Mix well.

Bake (in a baking pan of about 24 by 33cm) for 20 minutes at 180°C. You can also make cupcakes if you like. They take about 10 minutes to bake.

Also, I would suggest you put something like cream or condense milk on top, but if you don’t have those then I will gladly give you a recipe for icing sugar.

Ingredients (icing)

500 g icing sugar

3 tablespoons of cocoa (if you’re baking a chocolate cake)

125 g margarine

1 teaspoon of vanilla


  1. Melt the margarine.
  2. Add the cocoa and vanilla.
  3. This is the tricky part. Add the icing sugar bit by bit while whisking it into the margarine. Do this until the icing sugar is at your desired consistency.

See? It’s easy. Please try it and tell me what you think (my contact details are below).

If I could choose a way to die, it would be death by chocolate (ba dum tss), and not Covid-19. Seriously, stay the hell inside.



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Cake during COVID-19