Chocolate cake recipe.
Hi all..here is the recipe for the Chocolate Cake.
2 cups of plain flour
2 cups of sugar
3/4 cup of cocoa powder
2 tsp baking powder
1 and 1/2 tsp baking soda (bicarb)
1 tsp salt
1 cup of milk
1/2 cup of oil
1 cup of boiling water
Pre heat the oven to 180.
Grease or line 2 baking tins 9"
Whisk the flour, cocoa, sugar, salt ,powder, bicarb in a large bowl.
Use an electric whisk to beat in the oil, milk, eggs, and vanilla until nice and smooth.
Stir in the boiling water until is blended and smooth ..at this point it looks very runny.
Divide the mix between the pans and then bake in the centre of the oven for 30-35 minutes.
Leave in the tin to cool for 10 minutes then remove and turn upside down on a cooling rack.
When cold you can frost it.
1/2 cup of soft butter
1/2 cup of cocoa powder
4 cups of icing sugar
1 tsp vanilla
pinch of salt
6-8 tbsp milk.
Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix until smooth.
Add enough milk to get a nice spreadable consistency.
I didn't use this frosting recipe..i tried a Pin i found.
I had half a tub of chocolate fudge topping in the fridge..and all i did was warm it up..not hard on a day like today and then popped it in a bowl and whisked it with my electric whisk..it literally doubled in size and tasted just as good as the recipe above.
Seriously i tried it and it worked out well ..i had no choice really as i didn't have enough cocoa powder to make the frosting.
take care all