Family Chocolate Cake- Recipe

Okies…the final recipe for the week ūüôā Here’s a new recipe I tried out last weekend. It’s a chocolate cake with chocolate icing!! Double yummy!

Want to make one (or more) for yourself…here you go!

Family Chocolate Cake
Family Chocolate Cake

Note: I am really sorry but I forgot to take a pic of the finished cake…I remembered only after all of us at home had eaten our share so it’s a half eaten cake pic *sheepish grin*


Ingredients for the Cake

Softened Butter               125 grams

Sugar                                    2/3 cup

Icing Sugar                         1/2 cup

Self-raising flour               1 and 1/4 cups

Cocoa                                    1/2 cup

Soda Bicarbonate             1 teaspoon

Salt                                          a pinch

Eggs                                        2

Milk                                         1 cup

Vanilla extract                    1 teaspoon

How to Make the Cake

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C.
  2. Lightly grease and flour a 23-cm cake tin.
  3. Cream butter with sugar and icing sugar.
  4. Sift flour, cocoa, soda bicarbonate and salt into a separate bowl.
  5. Add the flour mixture, spoon-by-spoon to the creamed butter and sugar mix. Add the remaining ingredients and beat well.( I used an electric blender at low speed.)
  6. Spoon into the prepared cake tin and bake for 40 to 55 minutes or until cooked.
  7. Ice with Chocolate icing when cold.
Plain Chocolate Cake
Plain Chocolate Cake

Ingredients for the Chocolate Icing

Icing Sugar                       150 grams

Cocoa                                  2 tablespoons

Melted butter                  1 teaspoon

Warm water                     1 to 2 teaspoons (I actually used 4)

How to make the Icing

  1. Sift icing sugar and cocoa together.
  2. Add melted butter to warm water
  3. Gradually mix into the sugar and cocoa mix until a smooth paste is formed(It should be spreadable not watery)
  4. Spoon it over the cool chocolate cake you made and even it out with the back of the spoon.DONE!!!

Note: This recipe was taken from the Cake Bible from Penguin Books ūüôā You can see the book in the plain cake pic!

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