Ultimate Chocolate Cake

Ultimate Chocolate Cake

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Indulge yourself with Angela Nilsen's heavenly moist and fudgy chocolate cake - perfect for celebrations - birthdays, weddings, christenings - any excuse!

"Easy recipe for a delicious chocolate cake. I put a light chocolate cream paste in between the cakes and topped with chocolate sprinkles. Will definitely give it a try with fruit topping as well."

- -NV-

Top-ranked recipe named "Ultimate Chocolate Cake"

4.7 avg, 15 review(s) 85% would make again


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200 grams good quality dark chocolate; about 60% cocoa solids (good quality)
200 grams butter; cut in pieces
1 tablespoon instant coffee granules
85 grams self-raising flour
85 grams Plain flour
1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
200 grams light muscovado sugar
200 grams golden caster sugar
25 grams cocoa powder
3 medium Eggs
75 mililiters buttermilk; (5 tbsp)
1 amount chocolate or curls; grated
-- For The Ganache --
200 grams chocolate; Good quality (as above)
284 mililiter Double cream; (pouring type)
2 tablespoons Golden caster sugar

Original recipe makes 14



Butter a 20cm round cake tin (7.5cm deep) and line the base. Preheat the oven to fan 140C/conventional 160C/ gas 3. Break the chocolate in pieces into a medium, heavy-based pan. Tip in the butter, then mix the coffee granules into 125ml/4fl oz cold water and pour into the pan. Warm through over a low heat just until everything is melted - don't overheat. Or melt in the microwave on Medium for about 5 minutes, stirring half way through.

While the chocolate is melting, mix the two flours, bicarbonate of soda, sugars and cocoa in a big bowl, mixing with your hands to get rid of any lumps. Beat the eggs in a bowl and stir in the buttermilk.

Now pour the melted chocolate mixture and the egg mixture into the flour mixture, stirring just until everything is well blended and you have a smooth, quite runny consistency. Pour this into the tin and bake for 1 hour 25- 1 hour 30 minutes - if you push a skewer in the centre it should come out clean and the top should feel firm (don't worry if it cracks a bit). Leave to cool in the tin (don't worry if it dips slightly), then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

When the cake is cold, cut it horizontally into three. Make the ganache: chop the chocolate into small pieces and tip into a bowl. Pour the cream into a pan, add the sugar, and heat until it is about to boil. Take off the heat and pour it over the chocolate. Stir until the chocolate has melted and the mixture is smooth.

Sandwich the layers together with just a little of the ganache. Pour the rest over the cake letting it fall down the sides and smoothing to cover with a palette knife. Decorate with grated chocolate or a pile of chocolate curls. The cake keeps moist and gooey for 3-4 days


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best chocolate cake ive ever had!
coripops 1 month ago
I love this type of cake
Allgodblessingflow 2 months ago
coripops 2 months ago
Easy recipe for a delicious chocolate cake. I put a light chocolate cream paste in between the cakes and topped with chocolate sprinkles. Will definitely give it a try with fruit topping as well.
-NV- 3 months ago
Brilliant recipe it came out perfectly :D very moist
coripops 4 months ago
veetacrews 9 months ago
I halved the sugar in the cake and added blueberries between the layers. Decorate with strawberries for an instant hit!
Megz0309 1 year ago
Oh my goodness!!!! This was amazing!! Pity I was too keen to get it out of the pan and broke it to pieces. Tastes fabulous.
Whittas22 2 years ago
Fantastic cake and is very addictive!!!
Alfisti 2 years ago
Lovely cake, coffee adds a brilliant taste but not obvious. I loved it. Did add 2 ozs Orr off our though still cameout great
Cakemaker88 2 years ago
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