Some recipes you return to over and over again, and this chocolate cake is one of them! My friend’s see this cake on their birthdays, my parents have a slice on their birthdays – it’s all around the perfect base for a party cake! You can decorate it any way you choose, but inside it has that unbeatable rich chocolate flavour. Here’s how:
- 5oz self-raising flour
- 1oz cocoa powder
- 6oz caster sugar (there wasn’t any in the supermarket so you’ll see granulated sugar in the photos)
- 6oz margarine
- 3 eggs
- Top Tip: Baking soda is optional, but makes the cake a brownie-like texture (as shown in these photos)
No messing about here, just measure out all of the ingredients into a large bowl. Combine using a hand mixer, or whatever electronic whisk you have. A splash of milk can also be used to loosen up the mixture if it’s too stiff.
Line two round baking tins with greaseproof paper.
Preheat the oven to 180°/160° Fan.
Spilt the batter evenly between the two tins. I use a scale to be precise because you don’t want one half larger that the other!
Bake for around 18 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean. Allow to cool on the side completely before decorating.
Decorating is the fun part because you can do it however you like! This particular cake was for a birthday, so I iced with chocolate buttercream before piping on a greeting with melted white chocolate. Here’s my final result:
How did your’s go? Make sure to send in your photos if you did follow this recipe. I would love to see how you decorated it.
What’s your favourite type of chocolate? Plain, white or milk?
Plain is definitely my favourite, or chocolate orange. They even do dark chocolate oranges now which is just heaven for me haha. Let me know in the comments, and have a great day!
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