Ready in 6 hours
Let's face it - the British make lovely cakes, but somehow can't quite get chocolate cake right. And continental chocolate cakes are all cream. So it's to the Americans that we must turn for truly fabulous chocolate cakes. I've adapted this recipe from another on Epicurious that was really excellent - but put all the quantities and temperatures into the (much more sensible) metric system - and also altered a few ingredients to make them easier for Europeans to find. Good luck!
"Awesome cake and yummy frosting. Everybody love it. Serve in small slices though! I served it with whipped cream and strawberries"- Cakemaker88
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Preheat oven to 180 degrees celcius.
Oil or butter two 24cm cake tins. Cut baking paper to fit the bottoms of the 2 tins.
Mix the flour, soda, baking powder, salt and chocolate powder.
Beat the butter and brown sugar till light. Mix in each egg - mixing. Beat in the vanilla. Mix in a third of the flour mix and the butter milk mix. Mix. Then another third of each. Mix. Then the last third of each. Mix. Beat in the warm water. Mix in the tiny chocolate pieces.
Divide batter into the 2 cake tins - and bake for about 30 minutes till a skewer comes out clean. Cool on racks.
For the frosting:
Put the sugar and water in a pan - and heat without stirring until it turns an amber colour. Turn off the heat - and slowly add the cream. It will bubble vigourously. Turn the heat back on low, and mix until any solid bits of caramel have melted.
Put the chocolate in pieces in a bowl - and pour the caramel mixture over it. Leave it to melt a little - then slowly mix it to a smooth consistency.
Put this in the fridge to set.
After about 2 hours, take it out, and let it temper for 1 hour. Then mix it as much as you can to lighten it slightly, then spread it between and over the 2 cake halves.
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paulinemccarthy 1 year agoworks great as cupcakes :)
bbec 1 year agoMade it for my daughters birthday FAB
Sublimebubbles 2 years agoTotally fantastic made it for my fiancés birthday cake ideal for any chocoholic
lisaschennach 2 years agoPlease help me. I'm from austria and i dont know what to take as 'double cream' please help me.
Bmw1980 2 years agoHow much milk is that in cups?
Lansari 2 years agoAwesome thank you from Germany :)
Cakemaker88 2 years agoAwesome cake and yummy frosting. Everybody love it. Serve in small slices though! I served it with whipped cream and strawberries!
RoujanGreg 4 years ago[I posted this recipe.]