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Chocolate Buttermilk Potjie Cake

Chocolate Buttermilk Potjie Cake

Cake in a Potjie pot?  Yes, that’s right! And not just ANY cake…a Chocolate Buttermilk Potjie Cake that is moist, rich and simply divine!



1 cup vegetable oil
1 cup buttermilk
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla essence
2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 cup boiling water


Chocolate Buttermilk Potjie Cake – Method

Pack 15 – 16 briquettes onto the coal grid inside your PotjieKing. Place a couple of firelighters in the bottom section and get that going. We used a size 10 flat-bottomed potjie pot for this recipe.

  • Mix the oil, buttermilk, eggs and vanilla essence together in a bowl.
  • In a second larger bowl, combine the flour, sugar, cocoa, salt and baking powder together.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients and mix well.
  • Once well combined, mix the cup of boiling water into the batter (little by little).
  • The mixture will be runny so don’t worry!
  • Spray the inside of the Potjie pot liberally with spray and cook.
  • Pour the batter into the Potjie pot and close with the lid.
  • Remove 6 briquettes and space them evenly on the lid of the Potjie pot
  • Place braai grid on to the PotjieKing and put the Potjie pot on top.
  • Allow to cook for 40 – 50 minutes or until a knife comes out clean.
  • You can either serve it warm with ice cream (oooh yum) or allow it to cool properly out of the pot.

Note: Please consider the weather when choosing the number of briquettes you’ll use.  If it’s a very cold, windy day then perhaps add one or two extra briquettes, and if it’s a warm, still day you may need one or two less. Keep an eye on your cake and don’t be afraid to have a little peek under the lid as you get closer to the end of the baking time.