Easy Bake Chocolate Cake To Celebrate Pay Day!

Easy Chocolate Cake
29th January 2018

Easy Bake Chocolate Cake To Celebrate Pay Day!

It’s always a long long month to get through, but it’s finally here, January Pay Day! Bake this easy chocolate cake to celebrate.

For the cake

  • 225g Plain Flour
  • 350g Caster Sugar
  • 85g Cocoa Powder
  • 1½ Tsp Baking Powder
  • 1½ Tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 2 Free-Range Eggs
  • 250ml Milk 
  • 125ml Vegetable Oil 
  • 2 Tsp Vanilla Extract 
  • 250ml Boiling Water

For the chocolate icing

  • 200g Plain Chocolate 
  • 200ml Double Cream
  • Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4. Grease and line a large round sandwich cake tin.
  • Put all of the cake ingredients, except the boiling water, into a large mixing bowl. Using a wooden spoon, or electric whisk, beat the mixture until smooth and well combined.
  • Add the boiling water to the mixture, a little at a time, until smooth.
  • Put the cake batter in the sandwich tin and bake in the oven for 25-35 minutes, or until the top is firm to the touch and a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean.
  • Remove the cake from the oven and allow to cool completely, still in their tin, before icing.
  • For the chocolate icing, heat the chocolate and cream in a saucepan over a low heat until the chocolate melts. Remove the pan from the heat and whisk the mixture until smooth, glossy and thickened. Set aside to cool for 1-2 hours, or until thick enough to spread over the cake.
  • Carefully remove the cake from the tin.
  • Transfer the cake to a serving plate and ice the cake all over with the chocolate icing, using a palette knife.

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