Easy Chocolate Cake

DH googled for an “easy chocolate cake” and found this.  He said it was very easy to make & it was a very, very nice cake. (Can you ever go wrong with a BBC Food recipe?)

Ingredients

For the cake

  • 225g plain flour
  • 350g caster sugar
  • 85g cocoa powder
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • 1½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 free-range eggs
  • 250ml milk
  • 125ml vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 250ml boiling water

For the chocolate icing

  • 200g/7oz plain chocolate
  • 200ml/7fl oz double cream

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4. Grease and line two 20cm/8in sandwich tins.
  2. For the cake, place all of the cake ingredients, except the boiling water, into a large mixing bowl. Using a wooden spoon, or electric whisk, beat the mixture until smooth and well combined.
  3. Add the boiling water to the mixture, a little at a time, until smooth. (The cake mixture will now be very liquid.)
  4. Divide the cake batter between the sandwich tins and bake in the oven for 25-35 minutes, or until the top is firm to the touch and a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean.
  5. Remove the cakes from the oven and allow to cool completely, still in their tins, before icing.
  6. For the chocolate icing, heat the chocolate and cream in a saucepan over a low heat until the chocolate melts. Remove the pan from the heat and whisk the mixture until smooth, glossy and thickened. Set aside to cool for 1-2 hours, or until thick enough to spread over the cake.
  7. To assemble the cake, run a round-bladed knife around the inside of the cake tins to loosen the cakes. Carefully remove the cakes from the tins.
  8. Spread a little chocolate icing over the top of one of the chocolate cakes, then carefully top with the other cake.
  9. Transfer the cake to a serving plate and ice the cake all over with the chocolate icing, using a palette knife.

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Posted in 2013, Baking, Snacks, Vegetarian
2 comments on “Easy Chocolate Cake
  1. […] decided that she wanted a Raa Raa cake for her birthday.  So DH got to work making the same easy chocolate cake he made for DD2′s birthday earlier in the […]

  2. […] the obvious choice. DH did his usual thing of googling for an apropriate image, and making the easy chocolate cake he always […]

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