Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Simple Chocolate Cake Recipe

I have been playing around with a few basic cake recipes to decide on one for Calleigh's birthday. I still plan on having a Little Einsteins cake made for her but I think we will have to make a few changes after being quoted $125 for it. If we were having a big party I would be okay with spending that on a big cake but with only 3 of us and Calleigh it kind of seems a bit f a waste. 

Here is the recipe for this beauty. Paul even said it was the best chocolate cake he has ever had! Awesome brownie wife points for this.

  • 1 cup self-raising flour, sifted
  • ¾ cup superfine sugar
  • ¾ cup soft margarine
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • ½ cup cocoa powder, sifted
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1¾ cup confectioner's (icing) sugar, sifted
  • chocolate sweets to decorate 
  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F. Grease and line two 8 inch round cake pans. In a large bowl mix together the flour, superfine sugar, margarine, eggs, milk and half the cocoa powder. Beat until the mixture is pale brown and fluffy. 
  2. Divide the mixture between the two pans and bake for 20 minutes. The tops should be firm and springy. Once finished turn the cakes onto a wire rack to cool. 
  3. In a medium bowl beat together the butter, confectioner's sugar and remaining cocoa until a soft and fluffy buttercream is formed. If necessary you can add milk 1 tbsp at a time to soften the consistency. 
  4. When the cakes are cooled spread a layer of buttercream on one half and sandwich the two halves together. Decorate with the remaining buttercream and any decorations you wish. I used milk chocolate Malteasers (well they are whoppers over here) and white sugar balls. 


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