Best Ever Chocolate Cake Recipe

Best Ever Chocolate Cake Recipe

Ingredients : Makes one 20cm square cake

125 g

1/2 cup

1/3 cup

2

1 teaspoon

1/4 cup

1 1/4 cups

1/2 cup

1 teaspoon

1 cup

 

Rich chocolate butter cream

50 g

25 g

1/4 cup

2 teaspoons

Unsalted butter

Caster sugar

Icing sugar

Eggs, lightly beaten

Imitation vanilla essence

Blackberry jam

Self-raising flour

Cocoa powder

Bicarbonate of soda

Milk

 

 

Dark chocolate, finely chopped

Unsalted butter

Icing sugar

Cream

Method :
  • Preheat oven to moderate 180oC. Brush a deep, 20cm square cake tin with melted butter or oil, line the base and sides with paper, grease the paper.
  • Using electric beaters, beat butter and sugar and sifted icing sugar in small mixing bowl until light and creamy. Add eggs gradually, beating thoroughly after each addition. Add essence and jam, beat until combined.
  • Transfer mixture to large mixing bowl. Using a metal spoon, fold in sifted flour, cocoa and soda alternately with milk. Stir until just combined and the mixture is almost smooth.
  • Pour the mixture into prepared tin, smooth surface.
  • Bake for 45 minutes or until skewer comes out clean when inserted in centre of cake.
  • Leave cake 15 minutes before turning onto wire rack to cool.
  • To make the Rich Chocolate Butter Cream. Combine the chocolate, butter, sifted icing sugar and cream in a small pan. Stir over low heat until the mixture is smooth and glossy.
  • Remove from the heat. Spread Butter Cream over top of cake using a flat-bladed knife.

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