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Saturday, November 03, 2007

Chocolate Fudge Cake

It's my father-in-law's birthday on Tuesday, so I baked him a birthday cake this weekend.
The cake sunk in the middle as I got it out of the oven, so I turned it upside-down and spread the chocolate fudge icing on the bottom of the cake instead of the top. It looks good, until you slice it and notice the wonky bottom haha.

Chocolate Fudge Cake

125g butter, softened
375ml brown sugar
3 eggs
150ml sour cream
300ml cake flour (self raising flour)
5ml baking powder
2.5ml bicarbonate of soda
125ml cocoa powder

For icing:
50g butter
40ml water
60ml castor sugar (fine sugar)
250ml icing sugar
30ml cocoa powder

Chocolate Birthday Cake

Cooking Method - for the cake:
1- cream the butter and sugar together until light and creamy.
2- beat in the eggs, one at a time, then add the sour cream.
3- sift the flour, baking powder, soda and cocoa together then fold into creamed mixture.
4- spoon the mixture into a 20cm greased cake pan and bake in a preheated oven at 180c (gas mark 4) for 30 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes in the cake pan before turning onto a cooling rack.

For icing:
5- place the butter, water and castor sugar into a saucepan and melt over a gentle heat.
6- Sift the icing sugar and cocoa powder and stir into the melted butter mixture.
7- Mix well, then cool until starting to thicken, then beat with a wooden spoon and spread over the cooled cake. Decorate as you like.



Blogger Graham said...

How do you measure cocoa in millilitres?

I'll have to try your icing though, I use the 2-2-1 icing... 2oz butter, 2oz icing sugar, 1oz cocoa (you'll have to excuse my antiquated measuring system though).

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