Classic Chocolate Cake

    Classic Chocolate Cake

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    About this recipe: A delicious chocolaty cake that's simple to make and incredibly moist. This recipe makes a two layer chocolate cake. Fill and top with your favourite chocolate icing.

    Ingredients
    Serves: 12 

    • 45g unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 125ml boiling water
    • 135g margarine
    • 350g caster sugar
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 2 eggs
    • 310g plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 320ml buttermilk

    Method
    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease and flour two round 23cm cake tins. Sieve together the flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt. Set aside.
    2. Combine cocoa and boiling water in small bowl to form a smooth paste. Cool slightly.
    3. In a large bowl, cream together the margarine, sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time. Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the buttermilk, mixing just until incorporated. Blend in cocoa paste.
    4. Divide cake mixture between the two tins. Bake in the preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in tins, then turn out onto wire rack and cool completely.

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    Reviews (1)

    DebbieElliott
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    this has become my family's favorite! I have baked a couple for other people and everybody goes nuts for it!!!! I gently melt chocolate spread for the middle and top and serve with cream x - 24 May 2013

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