About this recipe:An extremely moist and delicous chocolate cake. Sandwich the layers together with chocolate buttercream and cover with a fudgy glaze. Nice for birthdays, cake sales or Valentine's day.
Makes: 1 2-layered cake
400g caster sugar
50g cocoa powder
300g plain flour
2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
225ml boiling water
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Method Prep:10min › Cook:40min › Ready in:50min
Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Lightly grease and line two 20cm cake tins with baking paper. If you prefer to make a rectangular cake, grease and line a 20x30cm tin.
Sieve together the cocoa, flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt. Set aside.
In a large bowl, beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time. Alternately beat in the flour mixture and the buttermilk, mixing just until incorporated. Add the boiling water and beat for one full minute.
Spoon mixture into cake tins. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 40 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool.
Definatly will make this again! I used hot choc instead of cocoa and used much moer milk that instructed but it turned out to be a suprisingly light and very chocolatey cake! A must for first time chocolate cake makers like myself! =) - 23 Feb 2011