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Delicious Chocolate Cake

By James HAYES 3 (GoodFood Community)
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  • Easy
  • Serves 10
This very simple cake is great for parties, and keeps for up to two weeks!
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Ingredients

Cake

  • 300g Plain Flour
  • 360g Caster Sugar
  • 360g Butter
  • 1tbsp milk
  • 2tsp baking powder
  • 6 eggs
  • 40g Cocoa Powder

Toppings

  • 300g Plain Flour
  • 360g Caster Sugar
  • 360g Butter
  • 1tbsp milk
  • 2tsp baking powder
  • 6 eggs
  • 40g Cocoa Powder
  • 200g double cream
  • 200g plain chocolate
  • 40g cocoa powder
  • 200g icing sugar
  • 100g butter
  • 1tsp vanilla essence
  • Smarties

Method

  • STEP 1
    Preheat the oven to 190℃, and grease two 20 inch tins.
  • STEP 2
    Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
  • STEP 3
    In another bowl, sift the cocoa and flour, and combine.
  • STEP 4
    Beat the eggs until fluffy, then combine with the sugar and butter.
  • STEP 5
    Fold in the dry mixture, and divide evenly between the two tins.
  • STEP 6
    Cook for 35mins, then leave to cool.
  • STEP 7
    to make the buttercream filling, cream the butter until pale, then sift in half the icing sugar, and fold it in.
  • STEP 8
    Add a splash of milk and the vanilla, and fold in the rest of the icing sugar, along with the cocoa powder.
  • STEP 9
    For the Ganache Topping, melt the chocolate over simmering water, then take off the heat and cool for five minutes.
  • STEP 10
    Fold in the cream, and leave in the fridge for 10-20 mins.
  • STEP 11
    Cut the top off one cake, then spread the buttercream evenly.
  • STEP 12
    Place the other cake onto it, then spread the ganache on the top and round the sides.
  • STEP 13
    Decorate with smarties, and enjoy!
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