Sunday, 25 April 2010

Let Them Eat Cake!

chocolate cake

I’ve been working on a present for my friend Julie over at The Life of a Cupcake. I can’t show it to you yet though, as I have to send it to her and I want it to be a surprise! Instead, I decided to give you a recipe for scrummy chocolate cake to tide you over!! I found this recipe for Double Chocolate muffins online a few years ago and now use it all the time. Don’t worry that it has coffee in it – it doesn’t taste, it just makes the cake moist. And if you wrote the recipe, send me the link to it so I can credit you as I can’t remember where I got it from. I use it to make a big cake, not muffins though ;-)



9oz/225g plain flour 

3tsps/15ml baking powder 

3oz/75g cocoa powder 

9oz/225g granulated sugar 

6oz/150g butter, melted 

12fl oz/300ml black coffee, cooled 

3 large eggs

Buttercream Filling:
2oz/50g butter
1oz/25g cocoa powder
5oz/125g icing sugar

Chocolate fudge icing:
4oz/100g milk chocolate, roughly chopped
2tbsps/10ml milk
2oz/50g butter
2oz/50g icing sugar

Combine the first four ingredients in a mixing bowl. Stir together well. Add the melted butter then, in a mug, beat together the egg with the cooled coffee, and pour on top of the butter. Whisk briskly with a fork until all the ingredients are just combined. Share out into two sandwich cake tins and bake in a preheated oven at 200C/Gas Mark 5 for around 20 minutes.

While the cake is baking and cooling make the filling and icing. For the filling mix together all ingredients until smooth. You may need to add more icing sugar for taste. For fudge icing heat the chocolate, milk and butter in a saucepan, stirring until melted. Removed from heat and beat in the icing sugar. As with the filling, add more icing sugar according to taste. With the fudge icing you will want to chill it for at least an hour until it is solid enough to spread… unlike I did on my first try above where it was a bit runny!

When the cake is cool spread the buttercream on one half and sandwich on the other. Swirl on the fudge icing to finish. The cake can be eaten as it comes or is amazing with cream too!

I made this with my 2 year old nephew, we had a lot of fun!

birthday cake

And just to keep you happy, here’s a sneak preview of Cupcake’s pressie….


1 comment:

  1. oh my godddddd!
    you're the sweetest girl alive.
    i can already tell how cute it's going to be!
    you're so talented
    and that cake looks SOOOOO yummy!!!