Rachel Allen's Best Ever Chocolate Cake

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Category: Desserts & Sweets | Blog URL: http://spicysouthernfood.blogspot.com/2010/02/rachel-allens-best-ever-chocolate-cake.html

This recipe was entered in The Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook contest, a compilation of the world’s best food blogs which was published in Fall 2010.

Ingredients

Ingredients:
Dark Chocolate - 125gm
Plain Flour - 200gm
Milk - 2Tbsp
Butter - 150gm
Castor Sugar - 150gm
Eggs - 3
Baking Powder - 1tsp
Baking Soda - 1\4tsp
Cocoa Powder - 1Tbsp
For Chocolate Butter Icing:
Butter - 75gm
Cream -1Tbp
Cocoa - 1Tbsp
Icing Sugar - 175gm
Vanilla extract - 1tsp

Preparation

1
In a bowl mix the milk and chocolate and allow it to sit on top of the saucepan of simmering water. Heat until the chocolate is melted.
2
Beat the butter until very soft then add the caster sugar and continue to beat until the mixture is light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then fold in the melted chocolate (do make sure the eggs and butter are at room temp otherwise it may curdle).
3
Sift in the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and the bicarbonate of soda, and fold in gently to mix (Be sure you fold in the dry ingredients. DO NOT stir).
4
Pop in oven which is at 180°C (350°F) and bake for 25mins.
5
Remove the cake and allow to cool.
6
For butter icing, beat the butter, cream and vanilla until it is soft. Sift in the icing sugar, cocoa powder and beat continuously.
7
Once it becomes light and fluffy, divide the cake and sandwich with butter icing.
8
Dust chocolate powder on top of the cake.

 



About

As I said, I have been trying to make use of Oven lately. I also started trying out cake and I am going crazy. Every time I see some chocolate cake recipe in TV show or through surfing net.. I used to try the recipe and taste would be good but something would be wrong/missing. It would either crumble or bit sticky in your mouth...(No its not about measurements). Hmmm... So I saw this recipe done by Rachel Allen on a TV show and I started trying out. She also gave very good tips and tricks that makes a perfect chocolate cake. Try it and you will never get enough of it (Cake was gone in day :))

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