Chocolate Cake with Lemon Icing

    Chocolate Cake with Lemon Icing


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    About this recipe: A super-moist and delicious cake. Chocolate sponge cake is drizzled with a zesty lemon icing. The combination of chocolate and lemon go exceedingly well. You can also use this recipe to make muffins or cupcakes, simply adjust the baking time accordingly.

    Serves: 12 

    • 115g margarine
    • 250g caster sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 250ml hot water
    • 50g unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 190g plain flour, sieved
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 180g icing sugar
    • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
    • 4 tablespoons lemon juice

    Prep:40min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:1hr10min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease and line a 23cm round cake tin with baking parchment.
    2. Cream margarine, add caster sugar gradually and cream until fluffy. Blend in the well beaten eggs.
    3. In a separate bowl, slowly add hot water to cocoa and mix until smooth, dissolving cocoa completely.
    4. In a third bowl, sieve together the flour, salt, bicarbonate of soda and baking powder; add to creamed mixture alternately with the cocoa mixture. Blend in vanilla. Pour batter into the prepared cake tin.
    5. Bake at 180 C / Gas 4 for 30 to 35 minutes or until cake tester comes out clean. Let cake cool then ice with Lemon Icing.
    6. To Make Icing: Combine icing sugar with enough lemon juice to make the icing spreadable without being runny or stiff (about 4 tablespoons). Stir in the grated zest. Pour icing over top of cake.

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    Lovely flavoursome moist cake - 15 Sep 2010

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