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The BEST Chocolate Cake

By tameat (GoodFood Community)
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  • Serves 6
this is no ordinary chocolate cake, filled with caramel, strawberries and cream and draped in a rich chocolate sauce- it is indulgence in every slice!!
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Ingredients

For the cake:

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup oil
  • 6 eggs - seperated
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2Tbsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 60ml cocoa powder

For the icing:

  • 2 slabs of milk chocolate
  • 1 tub of double cream

for the filling:

  • tin of caramel
  • tub of cream
  • 1/2 punnet of strawberries
  • caster sugar

Method

  • STEP 1
    preheat your oven to 180 degrees celsius, place oil, sugar, warm water and egg yolks in a bowl and beat untill mixture is cool and smooth.
  • STEP 2
    Sift flour, baking powder and cocoa 3 times and add to the oil mixture.
  • STEP 3
    Whisk the eggwhites untill they just start forming soft peaks and fold in to the batter with a spatula.
  • STEP 4
    Line the base of the cake tins with oiled grease proof paper and pour the batter into the 2 medium tins
  • STEP 5
    bake in the oven for about 30 min or untill the cake is firm to the touch.
  • STEP 6
    While the cake is in the oven, you can start with te icing and filling.
  • STEP 7
    for the icing: break the pieces of chocolate into a microwave proof bowl and add a bit of the cream.
  • STEP 8
    cook it in the microwave untill it melts- be carefull not to burn it.
  • STEP 9
    Once the chocolate is melted add the rest of the cream and leave to cool.
  • STEP 10
    for the filling:
  • STEP 11
    whisk the cream untill its stiff peaked.
  • STEP 12
    whisk the caramel untill its smooth.
  • STEP 13
    dip the sliced strawberries in the caster sugar.
  • STEP 14
    once the cake is done and cooled down, spread the caramel on the top of one then add the whipped cream and lastly the strawberries.
  • STEP 15
    put the other cake on top.
  • STEP 16
    take the chocolate sauce and pour it over the cake and smooth on edges with a spatula.
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