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Death by Chocolate Cake June 24, 2012

I’ve made this for my Niece’s party (hope she likes chocolate). It’s based on a chocolate fudge cake, with extra chocolate!

This is an 8” round, 5” tall cake & should easily serve about 20 people.

 

Ingredients for the Fudge cake, which I doubled up on for this cake

 

100g soft margarine

100g soft light brown sugar

100g self raising flour

2 eggs

1tsp baking powder

2Tbsp cocoa powder

 

Method

Preheat the oven to 180C/gas mark 4.

Grease and line 2 18cm sandwich tins.

Place margarine, sugar and eggs into a bowl with the flour, baking powder and cocoa.

Add 2Tbsp of hot water and beat well together with an electric mixer for 2-3 minutes.

Divide the mixture evenly between the sandwich tins and bake for 25-30 minutes until risen and springy to the touch.

Leave in the tins to cool for 10 minutes before turning out onto a rack to cool completely.

 

For the chocolate buttercream

 

175g butter

125g cocoa powder, sifted

650g icing sugar, sifted

150ml milk

1 tsp vanilla extract

 

Method

In a large bowl, cream butter until light and fluffy. Stir in the cocoa and icing sugar alternately with the milk and vanilla. Beat to a spreading consistency.

Sandwich the cakes together with half the buttercream, then use the rest to spread on the top and around the side of the cake.

 

To decorate I used 2 packs (125g) of Cadburys Fingers and a 135g bag of Maltesers

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