Chocolate Cake

Makes 2 x 20cm/8” round cake tins, parchment lined

This delicious Chocolate Cake is perfect for many events, such as school fetes and birthdays.  Alternatively this layer cake is just as perfect sandwiched together with raspberry jam.

Free from Soya, Nuts
Vegetarian

Ingredients

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  • 200g butter
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 tbsp cocoa
  • 200g Doves Farm Organic Self Raising White Flour
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • FILLING
  • 100g unsalted butter
  • 150g icing sugar
  • 2 tbsp cocoa
  • ICING
  • 50g chocolate
  • 25g butter
  • 1 tbsp golden syrup

Cake

  1. Line 2 x 20cm/8” round cake tins with parchment and pre-heat the oven.
  2. Put the butter and caster sugar into a mixing bowl and beat together until light and fluffy.
  3. Beat in one egg followed by a spoon of cocoa.
  4. Beat in the second and third eggs, adding a spoon of cocoa after each one. Beat in the final egg.
  5. Sieve the flour into the bowl then stir it into the mixture.
  6. Add the milk and vanilla and stir to create a batter that just drops off a spoon.
  7. Divide the mixture between the two prepared tins and smooth the tops.
  8. Bake for 25–30 minutes.
  9. Leave the cakes to cool in the tins for 5 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack and leaving to cool completely.

Filling

  1. To make the filling put the unsalted butter into a bowl and beat until it softens.
  2. Sift the icing sugar into the bowl and mix until it is combined.
  3. Sift the cocoa into the bowl and beat that in too.
  4. Spread the filling over one cold cake layer then place the other cake layer on top.

Icing

  1. Put the chocolate and unsalted butter into a bowl and gently melt them together.
  2. Stir, allowing the mixture to cool, then stir in the golden syrup.
  3. Slowly pour the icing over the top cake, allowing it to run down the sides a little.

Equipment

2 x 20cm/8" round cake tins, parchment lined and mixing bowl

Temperature

180°C, Fan 160°C, 350°F, Gas 4

Cooking time

25-30 minutes
Excellent recipe, my 8 year old daughter is gluten intolerant and has just made this to the exact recipe - worked brilliantly! She's very happy!!
By Supermum_holmes
10 Apr 2018
This recipe is Very good, easy and fast!! I tried it for my guest. They loved it very much. A cake was very awesome and very delicious. Thanks for the recipe. http://cake-delivery.in/gurgaon
By Cake-Delivery.in
10 Oct 2017

Really excellent recipe. Upped the ingredients by an egg/50g for a perfectly sized bake. Highly recommended.

Thank you so much for your kind comments; we are so pleased to hear you love this cake as much as we do. Best wishes, Doves Farm. 

By TeenyWeeny
14 Sep 2017
A super cake, works as a plain cut and come again sponge or dressed up for a birthday.
By dolphinwitchuk
18 Jun 2017

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Ingredients

Change Quantities:
  • 200g butter
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 tbsp cocoa
  • 200g Doves Farm Organic Self Raising White Flour
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • FILLING
  • 100g unsalted butter
  • 150g icing sugar
  • 2 tbsp cocoa
  • ICING
  • 50g chocolate
  • 25g butter
  • 1 tbsp golden syrup

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