30 minute chocolate cake with quick chocolate icing

    30 min

    When you need a great cake FAST! You ice while hot in the tray saving time!

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    Serves: 18 

    • 400g caster sugar
    • 250g plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 225g butter
    • 4 tablespoons cocoa powder
    • 250ml water
    • 125ml buttermilk
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 65g chopped walnuts
    • Icing
    • 110g butter
    • 4 tablespoons cocoa powder
    • 5 tablespoons milk
    • 450g sifted icing sugar
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. In a medium saucepan, combine 225g butter, 4 tablespoons cocoa and water. Cook over medium heat until butter is melted.
    2. In a large mixing bowl stir together sugar, flour, soda and cinnamon. Add cocoa mixture to flour mixture and blend. Beat together eggs and buttermilk and blend into dry mixture thoroughly. Stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla. Pour cake mixture into ungreased 30x20cm baking tin.
    3. Bake for 20 minutes at 180 C / Gas 4.
    4. To make icing: Five minutes before cake is done, combine 110g butter, 4 tablespoons cocoa and milk in a saucepan. Bring to the boil and simmer about 3 minutes; remove from heat. Stir in icing sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla, blending until smooth. Spread immediately over hot cake in tray. Sprinkle with nuts.

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    this cake seemed very runny when we did it but it was very tasty and but it didn't take 20 it took more  -  30 Oct 2011


    This is very taste=  -  30 Dec 2009


    delicious..  -  27 Dec 2009