Wednesday 17 June 2015

Basic Chocolate Cake with Frosting

Serves 16 

This is a easy one if you are craving chocolate. The ingredients are staples, so you will always be able to make this at the drop of a hat. 

What's in it? 

Cake Mix
125g unsalted butter, cubed and softened 
2 eggs
120g caster sugar 
200g self-raising flour
20g cornflour
20g cocoa powder
200g skim milk 

45g unsalted butter, cubed and softened 
120g icing sugar
1tbs cocoa powder
1tbs skim milk 

How do I make it? 

1. Pre-heat oven to 180°C (fan forced) / 160°C (electic). Spray square cake tin with oil and line with baking paper. 

2. Place all cake mix ingredients in mixing bowl and mix for 20 sec / speed 6. Spoon mix into prepared tin, smooth with a spatula and bake in pre-heated oven for 35 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean. 

3. Remove cake from oven and allow to cool in tin for about 10 minutes before turned out onto a wire rack to cool completely. 

4. Once completely cooled, make the frosting by placing all frosting ingredients in mixing bowl and mixing for 20 sec / speed 3. 

5. Spoon frosting onto cooled cake and spread evenly with a spatula or the back of a spoon. 


5 ProPoints per slice. 

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