Recipe: The Best Chocolate Cake Ever

21st February 2011 3 Comments

The other day I found myself without chocolate and needing something chocolately to eat. Since we had some dark cooking chocolate which is a bit bitter to eat, I thought I would make our family chocolate cake recipe. It’s the loveliest cake, you can make a very yummy filling for it which includes sherry, but I’m not going to give the recipe for that bit out, you’ll have to make your own filling!

  • 6 oz Soft Butter
  • 6 oz Caster Sugar
  • 3 Large Eggs
  • 5 oz Cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon of Baking Powder
  • 1 generous teaspoon of Vanilla extract
  • 100 grams of dark chocolate

  • Heat the oven to 180 degrees and line a cake tin
  • Mix together the butter and sugar until you have a soft fluffy mixture
  • Add the eggs (beaten) and mix with the butter and sugar really well. You could use a mixer at this stage if you want. Try to get lots of air into the mixture
  • Mix the cocoa with a little bit of hot water so it becomes a paste
  • Add this to the ingredients in the bowl and mix
  • Add the vanilla extract and flour
  • melt the chocolate over a pan of boiling water or in the microwave. Add to the cake mixture
  • Mix the whole lot really well and then spoon it into your cake tin
  • Bake in the oven at 180 degrees for forty minutes. The cake is supposed to be moist, so make sure you don’t over cook it.
  • Either decorate/ add buttercream filling as you wish.

We enjoy this either on its own, or warmed with some ice cream

Try not to let chocolately hands destroy your kitchen, but if they do, there is a pre-school activity in cleaning!

Claire Walsh

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  • icklebabe_com 21st February 2011 at 8:15 am

    Aw that cake sounds delish! will try making it with the kids this half term, loving the flower fairy apron too, so nice to see me creation so hard at work 😉 XXXXX

  • Jacq 21st February 2011 at 6:52 pm

    Great timing. Mine have asked specifically to make chocolate cake this week.

  • Elaine Livingstone 22nd February 2011 at 9:26 am

    not my sort of cake, but have to ask have they not abolished child labour in this country???? lol<br /><br />she seems to be enjoying herself, my grandkids love baking as well.

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