Monday, August 16, 2010

Mega Chocolate Cake

Step 1   Preheat oven to 180deg C (350-375F) and prepare cake tins/pans.
             3x 23cm round pans or 2x long rectangle slice pans for a layer cake

Gotta love the reflection of my light fitting

Step 2  Mix/whisk 1 cup cocoa and 1 cup sugar with 2 cups boiling water and allow to cool.

Watch where the egg goes!

Step 3   Beat on high setting 250g (1cup) softened butter with 1 cup of sugar until light and fluffy, scraping down the sides of bowl occasionally, and 4 eggs, one at a time and beat well.


Step 4   Measure 3 cups Self Raising Flour into jug/bowl
Step 5   Scoop 3/4 of flour from bowl and slowly fold (lowest setting) into butter mix, slowly pour in 1/3 of cocoa mix, while mixing on lowest setting, continue adding flour then cocoa mix until all combined.

Step 6  Pour into prepared pans and bake approximately 30-40 minutes. If all mix in one tin as shown, it will take about one hour.

A very moist cake! More like a sponge cake than a mud cake. It has a thick layer on top that can be peeled off if you wish to make a dessert with Bailey's Irish cream sprinkled over or cherry brandy/port etc with canned black cherries and cream (Black Forrest Cake).
I use White Wings Gluten free SR flour in this recipe successfully.

You can also cut out cup cakes from the cake the next day with a circle cutter and add chocolate buttercreme icing/frosting to the top and decorate to your hearts desire.

buttercreme frosting
Ready for dessert toppings

3 comments:

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  2. Delcie, that looks so yum! I'm a huge chocoholic and will have to try this some time....whipping the drool of my chip, hee, hee.

    Hugs
    Kirstie
    xxx

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  3. Hello there Delcie!

    Yum in my tum!.., Oh my that chocolate cake looks so yummy Delcie!

    (I have been out of the office taking such much needed vacation, 'R. and R.' time); yet I wanted to most warmly invite you to partake once again with this week's little tea parties!..,

    Thanks so much for for sharing this loveliness as well as being a precious part of our, Tuesday Tea For Two' and 'Teapot And Tea Things Tuesday'; 'Tuesday Tea Time In Blogland", experience dear lady!..,

    I always love having you join us!

    Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee
    @ http://theplumedpen.blogspot.com
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