I have the best recipe for rich dark chocolate cakes, I have teamed this off with bitter dark chocolate buttercream and they are yummy!!!
The Best Yummy Chocolate Cake
This is one of the best chocolate cakes Iâ€™ve tasted, moist, spongy and tasty, it possible to make with dark or milk chocolate.
1 tsp Vegetable Oil
3 tbsp Cocoa Powder (Dark if you have it.)
100ml Boiling Water
50g Dark Chocolate
½ tsp bicarbonate of Soda
100g of unsalted butter
175g Soft Muscovado Sugar
125g Milk (or condensed Milk)
1 Large Egg
150g Self Raising Flower
1tsp Baking Powder
â€¢ Rub the oil inside you preferred cake tin, and line with baking parchment, (Large cup cake are an option.) and preheat the oven to 180c/350F/gas 4.
â€¢ Stir 3 tablespoons of cold water into cocoa until you have a smooth paste, whisk in the boiling water. Straight away stir in the chocolate and the bicarb, and leave to melt and fizz. Add a touch of red food colouring if youâ€™d like a nice red velvet colour.
â€¢ In another bowl, beat butter, sugar, milk and the egg until very smooth.
â€¢ Sift together flour & baking powder, beat half of this into the egg mixture, fold in the chocolate mixture, beat in the remaining flour until smooth.
â€¢ Scrap into the baking tin and cook for 40 â€“ 45 minutes. Put a knife or skewer in to see if its cooked, take out and leave in the tin to cool. Turn out once cold.
25g (1 oz) cocoa
About 4 tbsp boiling water
100g (4 oz) margarine
About 300g (12 oz) icing sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla essence â€“ optional
â€¢ Blend cocoa with a little boiling water in a mixing bowl, then blend in the margarine.
â€¢ Sieve the icing sugar and beat it into the margarine a little at a time.
or I use warmed dark chocolate.
I am thinking of taking these lovely little cakes into work with me. My GCSE Art pupils have finished there exam and I want to say some kind of thanks for there hard work, a little tradition I started a few years back.