Maimie McCoy's chochie mochie party cake

Van Der Valk may have ended but co-star Maimie McCoy is still on our screens - just not in the way you might expect.

The leading lady has her own baking business and today, she’s teaching us how to make her signature chochie mochie party cake.

Serves: As many as you want



1 ⅓ cup Self Raising Flour (200 grams)

1 ¼ cup caster sugar (280 grams)

1 ¾ tsp baking powder

¼ tsp baking soda

1 ½ tsp salt

½ cup cocoa powder (75 grams)


2 large eggs

1 ¾ tsp vanilla essence

¾ cup vegetable oil (180ml)

1 cup warmed milk (240ml)


230g softened butter

540g icing sugar

65g cocoa (ideally dutch processed)

120ml milk

2 tsp vanilla

1/8 tsp salt

Sprinkles to decorate (any you choose)


Preheat the oven to 170C. Put all the dry ingredients together in a bowl.

Whisk the eggs, vanilla and oil in a separate bowl until creamy (around 30 seconds)

Next, mix all the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until combined.

Gently warm the milk and then whisk into the cake mix until it's lump free. Don’t overmix.

Pour the cake mix into a parchment lined tin and tap the bottom to release the air bubbles.

Put the cake in the oven for around 35-40 minutes, until the skewer comes out clean. Let the cake cool

Next the icing - bag it up and pipe it and slather it all over the cake for a more rustic finish.

Sprinkle to your heart's content using any sprinkles you can lay your hands on.

Add assorted candles. Scoff, and eat the next day for breakfast.