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Chocolate Cake

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Serves 6

basic chocolate cake

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  • 125 g dark chocolate
  • 3 tablespoons of milk
  • 150 g butter
  • 150 g caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 200g plain flour
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 x 20cm cake tin buttered and lined with grease proof paper
  • Pre heated oven 180 - 25 mins
  • chocolate butter cream filling
  • 75 g butter
  • tbsp cream
  • tsp vanilla extract
  • tbsp cocoa powder
  • 175g icing sugar sifted


    1. put the chocolate and the milk in a bowl on top of a saucepan of boiling water - allow chocolate to melt
    2. butter in a mixing bowl beat the butter, add sugar continue to beat - beat till creamy
    3. add one egg at a time, beat till creamy add other egg add chocolate into the butter and egg mix and stir
    4. sift in flour with baking powder and bicarbonate of soda and cocoa powder - sift them all in - stir in gently folding it all in - divide into the two cake tins - make a slight hollow in one cake to help when sandwiching together - bake for 25 mins check with a skewer it should come out clean
    5. Butter Cream - put the butter in a mixing bowl with cream and beat, add the vanilla then cocoa powder and icing sugar - sandwich two cakes together with the butter cream
    6. when the cake is finished sift icing sugar over the top

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