Chocolate cake

An easy chocolate cake. This recipe was created to make it easy for my son to whip up a chocolate cake when he wants. Instead of plan flour, self-raising flour is used. So there is no need for a baking powder. It is weighing and throwing all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and beat it. The glazing is luxurious and requires the best dark chocolate you can get but much easier to make than butter cream. 



#chocolate cake


Ingredients

For the cake

  1. 200g milk chocolate melted.

  2. 175g butter, softened

  3. 200g caster sugar

  4. 3 eggs

  5. 175g self-raising flour

For the glaze

  1. 90g dark chocolate, finely chopped

  2. 75g caster sugar



Methods

  1. For the cake, put the chocolate in a bowl and melt in the microwave on low for 3 minutes. Stir.

  2. Put butter, sugar, eggs and flour in a mixing bowl and beat for 3 minutes until well mixed.

  3. Stir in the melted chocolate until it is evenly mixed in.

  4. Tip the mixture in a greased and lined round cake tin.

  5. Bake in 170c oven for 50 minutes.

  6. For the glaze, in a small pan, heat the sugar 40ml water , stirring to dissolve. Turn the the heat up and bubble for 3 minutes. Stir in 90g chocolate, stirring to melt then leave for 5 minutes or just warm.

  7. Pour the glaze over the top of the cake sommothing it over the sides.

  8. Leave to set for 20 minutes. 

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