Chocolate sandwich cake

    1 hour 5 min

    A lovely chocolate Victoria sandwich cake that is light and easy to make. Make sure you use 100% unsweetened cocoa. You can use other fruits instead of strawberries - cherries or raspberries work a treat.

    14 people made this

    Serves: 9 

    • 200g plain flour
    • 200g caster sugar
    • 4 tablespoons cocoa
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 250ml water
    • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 1 tablespoon vinegar
    • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
    • 300ml whipping cream, whipped
    • 1 punnet fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced

    Prep:25min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Extra time:15min cooling  ›  Ready in:1hr5min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease and flour two 20cm cake tins; set aside.
    2. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, cocoa, bicarb and salt. Add water, oil, vinegar and vanilla; beat with a spoon or wire whisk until batter is smooth. Divide evenly into prepared tins.
    3. Bake for 22 to 25 minutes, or until skewer inserted in centre comes out clean. Remove cakes from oven and place on wire racks to cool for 5 minutes.
    4. Remove from tins and cool completely. Place one layer on serving plate; spoon whipped cream on top, then cover with the second layer and remaining whipped cream. Before serving, arrange sliced fruit on top. Serve.

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    I think that dish is absolutely delightful.  -  09 Sep 2001  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was incredibly simple, yet moist and delicious. I made the recipe exactly as directed, but also added a good smearing (perhaps 1/4 cup) of seedless raspberry preserves between the layers. I topped it with strawberries and raspberries, and it disappeared in no time. I will definitely make this again!  -  16 Jul 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Absolutely delicious. Everyone really liked this torte.  -  01 Apr 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)