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Rich Chocolatey Chocolate Cake

Moist and rich chocolate cake with chocolate ganache buttercream and topped with chocolate ganache.

I made this for 14 yr old Saraah .

Her mom phoned to thank me for the delicious cake.

Sweet of her...

Explore no.2, thank you all.


Rich Chocolate Cake

225g dark chocolate

350g cake flour

1 1/2 tsp. bicarbonate of soda

340g butter

400g light brown sugar(i use 250g )

4 eggs

1 tsp. vanilla extract

300ml boiling water


Preheat oven to 190c.

Melt chocolate and set aside to cool.

Sift together ,flour and bicarb.

Cream the butter and sugar well.

Gradually add eggs one at a time and add vanilla.

Then slowly pour in the choc.

Fold in the flour mix alternating with the boiling water.


Bake big cakes , i make 2 bet. 30-40 mins.

Cupcakes 15-20mins.


This cake is so moist that testing whether it's ready with a skewer won't work.

If it feels firm,it's ready.


The rec. calls for 400g sugar but i use 250g.


Chocolate Ganache Buttercream

250g butter

2 cups confectioners sugar

200g lindt chocolate

150ml fresh cream


Place your cream in a pan and heat until it bubbles on the sides.

Remove from heat.

Add your chocolate and mix until smooth.

Leave aside to cool.


Beat your butter for 4 mins,then add your sugar.

Beat another 4-5 mins.

Now add your cool chocolate ganache and beat again for a few minutes.


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Taken on May 25, 2008