Friday, 17 January 2014

The Ultimate Chocolate Cake, thank you Cadbury!

We were expecting visitors this afternoon and needed a cake for afternoon tea. This was the perfect solution. I first came across this recipe on the Cadbury Bournville Cocoa Powder box and I must say it is absolutely delicious. Forget looking for 'that' perfect chocolate cake, this is it.


The children helped with the washing up and licked the beater and
spatula clean



















Ingredients 
1 cup water
1 1/4 cup caster sugar
125g butter
1/2 cup cadbury cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon bi-carb soda
1 1/4 cups self raising flour
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup icing sugar mixture
1/3 cup of cadbury cocoa powder
30g butter, softened
hot water 

Method
1. Combine water, sugar, butter, cocoa and bi-carb in a saucepan and warm, but do not boil, stirring until the sugar has dissolved. Then bring to the boil and simmer gently for 2 minutes. transfer mixture to a bowl and cool for 30 minutes. (I could only wait 10 minutes today).
2. Add the flour and eggs and beat until just combined. Pour into a a greased and base-lined 20cm cake pan. Bake in a moderate oven 180 degrees Celsius for 40 minutes or until cooked. (I find in my oven this cake cooks in 30-35 minutes so be prepared to check earlier as needed) Cool for 10 minutes before turning onto a wire rack to cool completely. 
3. Sift together the icing sugar mixture and cocoa. Mix in the butter and enough hot water to form a soft icing. Spread over the cooled cake and decorate as desired.

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Today I was short of cocoa powder and thankfully had just enough to make the cake, so lacking for the icing I omitted and instead dusted with plain icing sugar. The cake could certainly be sprinkled with all the sugary things you find in the cake section at the supermarket and/or served with fresh berries, whipped, double or ice-cream and a hot cup of tea. Just lovely.

Did I mention it cooks in less than 40 minutes? :)

2 comments:

  1. Yes! I can agree with you because I have made this cake a couple of times before as well! So simple, so delicious... mmm

    Thank you for posting! Xx

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  2. Thanks for your feedback Naomi! It really is a winner cake :)

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