Rich Chocolate Cake

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For the chocolate cake;

  • 200g self raising flour
  • 100g dark brown sugar
  • 100g light brown sugar
  • 150g unsalted butter
  • 100g melted dark chocolate
  • 80g golden syrup
  • 50g cocoa powder
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla

For the chocolate buttercream;

  • 250g unsalted butter
  • 500g icing sugar
  • 50g cocoa powder
Preparation Time:- 20 mins Cooking Time:- 1 hour 40 mins
Complexity:

This rich and decedent chocolate cake is so delicious! Perfect for birthdays, having guests over or just because!

Split and filled with chocolate buttercream, coated in a layer of chocolate buttercream and then decorated. I have COVERED this cake in chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate but how you finish it is completely up to you!

It will hold up to being covered in sugarpaste/icing and used as a tier. Once baked, it will last 5-6 days. This recipe is for a 7″ round cake.

 

   
1

Cream together the butter, golden syrup, light and dark brown sugars.

2

Add in the eggs and mix.

 
3

Add in the flour and cocoa powder and mix.

 
4

Pour in the melted dark chocolate and vanilla.

 
5

Pour the mix into a lined 7″ round tin and bake at 140C (fan assisted) for 1 hour 40 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.

6

For the buttercream, beat the butter until it’s nice and soft.

   
7

Then add in the icing sugar.

8

Finally add the cocoa powder. Mix well.

 
9

Split the cake twice using a cake leveller.

 
10

So you have three cake sections.

 
11

Fill the cake with chocolate buttercream.

12

Coat the cake in a layer of chocolate buttercream.

   
13

Decorate as desired! I put Flakes around the outside and went full on choc on top!

Rich Chocolate Cake by She Who Bakes

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