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chocolate cake at its best

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Serves 12

nice and easy

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Ingredients

  • 1 + 1/2 cup (170 g) all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder (dutched/dark)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup (220 g) sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla essence
  • 3/4 cup (1.8 dl) milk
  • 3/4 cup (170 g) melted butter
  • 2 eggs
  • and for the frosting
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) + 3 tablespoons (160 g) softened butter
  • 3 cups (7.2 dl) powdered sugar or confectioner's sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 to 5 tablespoons milk

Method

    1. Preheat oven to 350 F (Gas mark 4 or 180 C)
    2. Grease the cake tin
    3. Mix flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, sugar and vanilla essence in a bowl.
    4. Melt the butter at low heat and add to the dry ingredients. And add milk and eggs.
    5. Mix everything together until smooth, either by hand or by using an electric mixer at slow speed.
    6. Transfer to bake tin and bake at 350 degrees until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean, approximately 35
    7. After the cake has cooled, slice the cake through the middle to make two layers

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