Very chocolatey cake

Very chocolatey cake

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(9 ratings)

Prep: 35 mins Cook: 25 mins

Easy

Serves 6

An indulgent chocolate cake that kids can make for a friend's birthday or as a family treat

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal235
  • fat16g
  • saturates10g
  • carbs22g
  • sugars17g
  • fibre0g
  • protein2g
  • salt0.28g
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Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
    Eggs

    Egg

    egg

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  • 200g golden caster sugar
  • 200g very soft butter
    Butter

    Butter

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    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
    Baking powder

    Baking powder

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    Baking powder is a raising agent that is commonly used in cake-making. It is made from an alkali…

  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 100g chocolate drops (milk, plain, white or a mix of all three)
    Chocolate

    Chocolate

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For the icing

  • 300g soft butter
    Butter

    Butter

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    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 100g icing sugar
  • 400g melted plain chocolate

Method

  1. Ask a grown-up to switch the oven on to 180C/160C fan/ gas 4. Break the eggs into a small bowl and scoop out any bits of shell, then tip them into a large bowl.

  2. Put the sugar and butter in a bowl, then sift over the flour, baking powder and cocoa.

  3. Beat everything together using a wooden spoon or electric beaters, then stir in the chocolate drops.

  4. Spoon half of the mixture into each tin and smooth the tops.

  5. Ask a grown-up to bake the cakes for 20-25 mins or until risen and a skewer comes out clean. Cool in the tin for 5 mins, then turn out onto a rack.

  6. Beat the butter and icing sugar, then fold in the chocolate. Spread over the middle, sandwich the cakes together, then dust with icing sugar.

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angela-louise
3rd Aug, 2012
Hi, I live in South Africa & wanted to try a special chocolate cake for a lady who hadnt ever had her birthday celebrated?? The cake turned out very crunchy and hard making it difficult to cut? I noticed there isnt any liquid added in the ingredients, do You think I could try adding 1/2 to 1 cup of buttermilk next time? Would the different altitudes also make a difference, I am keen to know the hows and whys so please comment. I then warmed the cake slightly causing it to melt with the chewy choc chips was delicious! Thanks Angela
lizleicester
13th Mar, 2012
4.05
Delicious cake but crazy amount of icing - filled the middle, covered the entire top and sides and still had enough for 2 x 21 year olds to lick the bowl! Used only white chocolate drops and they looked like unmixed cake mixture until you tasted them.
natalie410
16th Jan, 2012
5.05
I made this cake for my daughter's 4th Birthday. I have since made this cake 6 times, as my friends keep requesting it for their birthdays! The recipe has never failed me and the cake is always delicious!! I am a pretty inexperienced cook too, but even I find it easy and foolproof!! I cant comment about the icing though, as I use my own recipe.
louicious
29th Jul, 2011
what size tins did any of you find best to use?
iamali
11th Jun, 2011
4.05
yummy cake but yes icing ingredients must be wrong. I halved the amount of chocolate and improvised with the icing sugar and butter until it looked right x
hilaryj1
20th Nov, 2010
4.05
The icing ingredients must be wrong as the total weight is almost as much as the cake itself. But a very delicious cake and easy to make.
thwoo1125
11th Nov, 2010
My guess is the author meant to bake the cake in 2 tins - to make 2 layers of the cake.
Julia S
10th Nov, 2010
Is it me? Step 4 - "into each tin". I have looked and looked and cannot see what style/size tin.
wilsonm6
9th Nov, 2010
Thats alot of butter for only 235 calories per serving? Hmm...
dorymel
8th Nov, 2010
4.05
Tried this recipe for my sons birthday but decided to find a different recipe for the frosting as the quantity of butter stated here didn't look right. I used 150g Butter, 150g Icing Sugar and 120g Dark Chocolate and it worked great. And yes, as the title suggests - it is VERY chocolatey!

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