Chocolate Cake
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Chocolate Cake

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About this recipe: This is a delicious moist cake, great for birthdays and celebrations. Enjoy!

Barb

Ingredients

Serves: 10 

  • 2 eggs
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 250g vegetable oil
  • 50g cocoa powder
  • 125ml buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 275g plain flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 250ml boiling water
  • 175g plain chocolate chips
  • Buttercream Chocolate Icing
  • 125g butter, softened
  • 125g icing sugar
  • 50g cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon strong brewed coffee

Directions

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:45min 

  1. In a large mixing bowl, add the following ingredients one at a time, beating well after each addition: eggs, caster sugar, 2 tablespoons butter, oil, 50g cocoa, buttermilk and vanilla.
  2. Sift the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt; add to the sugar and egg mixture. Blend well and fold in the boiling water.
  3. Place batter in two greased and floured 20cm round cake tins. Divide the chocolate chips in half and sprinkle them over each pan. Bake at 180 degrees C for 25 minutes. Cool.
  4. To make the icing: Begin by beating together 125g butter, icing sugar and 50g cocoa; add 1 teaspoon vanilla, milk and coffee. Beat until very smooth. Add more icing sugar until you obtain the consistency you want. Spread on cooled cake.

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i only tried your icing wit a different eggless chocalate cake....it was very good...except tat i added sum more coffee...it is very easy and fast to make - 13 Feb 2011

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