Looking for a showstopping chocolate cake that’s bound to lift your dinner party status? This deliciously fudgy chocolate cake is the best cake you’ve never made!
What you’ll need
1 tbs instant coffee
1 ½ cups hot water
200g dark cooking chocolate chopped
2 cups caster sugar
1 ½ cups self-raising flour
¼ cup cocoa
2 tsp vanilla
Chocolate Butter Cream
250g butter, softened
2 cups) icing sugar mixture, sifted
½ cup cocoa, sifted
¼ cup milk
How to make
- Grease 25cm round cake tin and turn oven to 160 degrees
- Melt butt in pan, stir in combined coffee and hot water, then add chocolate and sugar before stirring until smooth.
- Place mixture into large bowl of an electric mixer and gradually beat in the sifted dry ingredients in 3 lots. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat well.
- Pour the mixture into cake tin and bake in a slow oven for 1hour 30 mins. Let the cake stand for 5 minutes before turning the cake out of the tin. When the cake is cold you can add the butter cream.
For the buttercream, beat the butter until pale and creamy – approx. 5-6 minutes. Add the icing sugar, cocoa and milk, and beat until light and fluffy.