Rich Chocolate Cake

This is a great chocolate cake recipe, it’s quite a thick cake, so you only need a small slither…but when has that stopped us before, especially when your feeling the Sunday Blues! If you’re on a diet why not try my 3-ingredient virtually syn free version too.

You will need:

  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 180g unsalted, softened butter
  • 170g caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 175g self raising flour

What you’ll need to do:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C (Gas Mark 4) and then grease a large cake tray.
  2. Mix the cocoa powder with 4 tbsp of hot (not boiling) water until it is a smooth paste.
  3. Mix the sugar and butter together until creamy and slowly add the eggs and then the flour until this is well blended.
  4. Add the cocoa powder mixture until the mixture is well covered.
  5. Pour the mixture into the tray and make a slight dip the in the centre as this will rise and you want it to be a level as possible.
  6. Bake in the oven for about 90 minutes. When cooked you can check this by poking a clean knife into the centre of the cake, if it comes out clean then it’s cooked.
  7. Allow to cool before removing it from the bowl and then turn out onto wire racks to cool over a few hours. Once completely cool you can ice with butter icing of your choosing. I choose to mix 350g of icing sugar with 175g unsalted butter and then adding 100g of melted chocolate.

3 thoughts on “Rich Chocolate Cake

  • 18th September 2013 at 1:49 am

    So so cute. This is going on my Food Art Pinterest page. Would you please stop by my blog hop and share this post? My readers will love it. We just went live moments ago.

  • 24th September 2013 at 11:05 am

    Oh wow! That is such a cute cake! 🙂 Thank you for sharing at Tasty Tuesdays!

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