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

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.



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


Add in the eggs and mix.


Add in the flour and cocoa powder and mix.


Pour in the melted dark chocolate and vanilla.


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.


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


Then add in the icing sugar.


Finally add the cocoa powder. Mix well.


Split the cake twice using a cake leveller.


So you have three cake sections.


Fill the cake with chocolate buttercream.


Coat the cake in a layer of chocolate buttercream.


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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Britt xo

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