Chocolate Cake Recipe #4

16 May 2014

You would think after four chocolate cakes (actually more since I have made #1 twice) that we would be getting sick of chocolate cake but let's be honest shall we?  No one can ever have enough chocolate cake, its always lovely with a cup of tea and cheers the soul after a hard day.  I just love having cake in the house and I love having friends and family round to share it with.

This recipe is good.  I really enjoyed this cake, the texture, the taste, the icing was divine and it is rich but not intensely so.  It is really yummy scrummy.  I found it after finding and reading this article on The Guardian's website and I am glad I did as it was quite interesting to read - it goes into details about chocolate cakes, the ingredients and the difference methods of making chocolate cakes.

Here is the recipe: (I didn't have chocolate chips or oreo cookies so omitted these on this occasion).

50g dark chocolate, melted and allowed to cool slightly
250g butter, at room temperature
250g light muscovado sugar
½ tsp salt
100g cocoa powder
250g plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
3 large eggs
250ml milk
50g chocolate chips

For the buttercream:

140g butter, softened
50g cocoa powder
200g icing sugar
Pinch of salt
2 tbsp milk
5 Oreo cookies

1. Grease and line the bases of 2 x 20cm springform cake tins with greaseproof paper. Preheat the oven to 180C (160C fan) 350F / gas 4. Cream together the butter and sugar with ½ tsp salt until light and fluffy.

2. Sift together the cocoa, flour and baking powder. Add the eggs to the butter mixture one at a time and beat until well combined, then fold in half the dry ingredients followed by the melted chocolate. Fold in the rest, followed by enough milk to give a soft dropping consistency, and then the chocolate chips. Divide between the two tins and bake for about 25–30 minutes until firm in the centre.

3. Allow to cool completely on a rack, then make the buttercream. Beat the butter until fluffy, then add the cocoa, icing sugar and salt and, if necessary, a little milk to loosen the mixture. Put one of the cakes on a serving plate and spread a third of the icing on top. Place the second on top, then spread the rest of the icing over it.

4. Blitz the biscuits to a fine crumb in a food processor and sprinkle them over the cake.

I think to round it off I will make one more - anyone have any suggestions? Do you have a go-to recipe for chocolate cake?

Happy Baking ♥

P.S. It is World Baking Day on Sunday - who will you bake for? Follow them on instagram, twitter and facebook. I am baking a cake for a charity event on Saturday in our village.


  1. That looks delicious! I have a lovely recipe for buttermilk choc cake I can send :)


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