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Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Chocolate Cake

This cake is from a new recipe I wanted to try.  It's rather dry in my opinion but still nice, I do like a very moist cake.


200g (7oz) Self Raising Flour
225g (8oz) Caster Sugar
half a teaspoon Salt
25g (1oz) Sieved Cocoa Powder
100g (4oz) Butter or Margarine, softened
5 tablespoons Evaporated Milk
3 Eggs. beaten
5 tablespoon Water
few drops Vanilla Essence

Heat oven to 180C, 350F, gas 4 and prepare two 8 inch sandwich cake tins.
Mix all dry ingredients together, add butter/margarine, eggs, evaporated milk, water, vanilla essence and beat for about two minutes using an electric hand mixer.
Divide between the two sandwich tins and bake for 35 minutes.

60g (2.5 oz) Butter, softened
1 tablespoons sieved Cocoa Powder
250g (9oz) Sieved Icing Sugar
3 tablespoons Hot Milk (I used evaporated milk)
Half teaspoon Vanilla Essence

Put all ingredients into a bowl and mix well together until combined.  Use to sandwich cake together and spread over the top.

1 comment:

nipitinthebud said...

it rose beautifully even if it is a little dry. Perhaps that's why tea and cake make such a good combination!