Friday, July 20, 2012

Ultimate Chocolate Cake

After my tweet about the chocolate cake I made today I thought I would share the recipe for it.
It's a simple chocolate cake, with a vanilla buttercream and chocolate topping.

For the cake:
Cream together 200g of butter and 200g of caster sugar. You need 2 eggs and 200g of self raising flour. Alternate between adding small amounts of the beaten eggs and self raising flour at a time. Add a little vanilla extract, a dash of milk and 3 heaped tbsp of cocoa powder. Mix together, seperate into 2 greased cake tins. Cook at 180 on a fan assisted oven for about 30 minutes or until springy to touch.

For the buttercream:
Mix butter and icing sugar together along with some vanilla extract. Mix until you have a smooth and creamy buttercream.

For the chocolate topping:
Cream equal amounts of butter and icing sugar together, then mix melted chocolate until you have the right consistency, add a little water if needed. You need to work quick and get it onto the cake as soon as possible before the mixture cools down too much.

To decorate add your favourite chocolate pieces and sprinkles. I added choco crunchies from Asda and some yummy Hersheys Kisses.


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