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.


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


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.
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).
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).
Pop in oven which is at 180°C (350°F) and bake for 25mins.
Remove the cake and allow to cool.
For butter icing, beat the butter, cream and vanilla until it is soft. Sift in the icing sugar, cocoa powder and beat continuously.
Once it becomes light and fluffy, divide the cake and sandwich with butter icing.
Dust chocolate powder on top of the cake.


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 :))




Friday, February 19, 2010 - 6:11pm


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