Sunday, 10 June 2012

Chocoholic Cake and Recipe

Hello! It's been a few days since I last blogged, things have been a bit busy here!

Today I made this cake:

Fairly simple to make and nice and effective.

To make this you'll need:

For the cake:
10 inch round cake tin
400g plain flour
2 tbsp baking powder
560g caster sugar
160g unsalted butter (room temp)
4 eggs
1/2 tsp salt (optional)
80g cocoa powder
480ml milk

For the frosting and decoration:
400g icing sugar
100g cocoa powder
160g unsalted butter
100ml milk
2-3 packs of chocolate fingers
Malteasers/other chocolates

Heat the oven to 175 degrees Celsius.
In a stand mixer mix the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, sugar, butter, salt and caster sugar until it is a fine breadcrumb consistency.
In a separate bowl mix the eggs and the milk (the 480ml from the cake mix section)
Add this to the breadcrumb-y mixture while the mixer is on a slow speed.
Grease and flour your cake tin. Add the mix and tap to release air bubbles.
Bake for approximately 1 hour 15 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.

Allow the cake to cool before turning out.

Make the frosting my mixing the icing sugar, cocoa powder, butter and milk until light and fluffy. Add more milk if needed to achieve a smooth consistency.

Spread this frosting over the top and sides of the cooled cake. Press on the chocolate fingers and decorate however you wish!

Eat and enjoy!

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