EASY CHOCOLATE CAKE

Perfect for birthdays, this is a great recipe for an easy, foolproof chocolate cake. It’s moist and fudgy and will keep well for 4-5 days.


Ingredients

For the cake:

  •  225g/8oz plain  flour
  • 350g/12½oz caster suger
  • 85g/3oz cocoa powder
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • 1½ tsp  bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 free-range  eggs
  • 250ml/9fl oz  milk
  • 125ml/4½fl oz  vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp  vanilla extract
  • 250ml/9fl oz boiling water
For the chocolate icing:
  • 200g/7oz  plain chocolate.
  • 200ml/7fl oz  double cream.
Preparation method
  • Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4. Grease and line two 20cm/8in sandwich tins.
  • 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.
  • Add the boiling water to the mixture, a little at a time, until smooth. (The cake mixture will now be very liquid.)
  • 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.
  • Remove the cakes from the oven and allow to cool completely, still in their tins, before icing.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Spread a little chocolate icing over the top of one of the chocolate cakes, then carefully top with the other cake.
  • Transfer the cake to a serving plate and ice the cake all over with the chocolate icing, using a palette knife.


Source: www.bbc.co.uk/food
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