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Easy supreme chocolate cake

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Serves 10

Moist, gorgeous chocolate cake

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Ingredients

  • For the cake:
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 2 heaped tsp baking powder
  • 1 heaped tbsp cocoa powder
  • pinch salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 rounded tbsp butter
  • Buttercream Chocolate Icing:
  • 125g softened butter
  • 125g icing sugar
  • 50g cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp milk

Method

    1. Cream sugar and eggs for cake until pale
    2. Add the dry ingredients and vanilla essence and mix together
    3. Put the milk and butter into a sausepan and melt the butter, dont let it boil
    4. Pour it into the rest of the mixture and beat it until there are loads of air bubbles.
    5. Pour into two greased victoria sponge tins and bake at 200 C for about 15-20 mins
    6. Cool cakes in tins on a wire rack
    7. Beat together the butter, icing sugar and cocoa for the icing. Add vanilla and milk and beat until smooth, add more icing sugar if need.
    8. Remove cooled cakes from tins. Turn one upside-down on presentation plate and coat the top (what was bottom) with a thin layer of icing before adding other cake, right way up, to the top
    9. Spread rest of icing over both cakes and decorate as you please! Enjoy!

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