Chocolate Butter Cake Recipe

Chocolate Butter Cake Recipe

Ingredients : Makes one 20cm round cake

150 g

3/4 cup

2

1 teaspoon

1 3/4 cups

1/2 cup

3/4 cup

 

 

Chocolate Butter Cream

60 g

2/3 cup

2 tablespoons

2 teaspoons

Unsalted butter

Caster sugar

Eggs, lightly beaten

Vanilla essence

Self-raising flour

Cocoa powder

Milk

Fresh strawberries, for decoration

 

 

Unsalted butter

Icing sugar

Cocoa powder

Milk

Method :
  • Preheat oven to moderate 180oC. Brush a deep, 20cm round cake tin with melted butter or oil, line base and side with paper, grease paper.
  • Using electric beaters, beat butter and sugar in small mixing bowl until light and creamy.
  • Add the eggs gradually, beating thoroughly after each addition. Add essence, beat until combined.
  • Transfer the mixture to a large mixing bowl.
  • Using a metal spoon, fold in the sifted flour and cocoa powder alternately with the milk.
  • Stir until just combined and the mixture is almost smooth.
  • Spoon mixture into prepared tin; smooth surface. Bake for 45 minutes or until skewer comes out clean when inserted in centre of cake.
  • Leave in tin 10 minutes before turning onto wire rack to cool.
  • To make Chocolate Butter Cream - Beat butter in small mixing bowl until light and creamy. Add sifted icing sugar, cocoa powder and milk, beating 3 minutes or until mixture is smooth and fluffy.
  • Spread icing over cake using a flat-bladed knife. Decorate cake with sliced fresh strawberries.

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