Food DIY: How To Make A Chocolate Birthday Cake
This is literally the best chocolate cake you will ever eat. HANDS DOWN!! It just so happens to be a family tradition of ours to always have ‘Nan’s chocolate cake’ for any of our Birthdays and since IT’S MY BIRTHDAY TODAY (woop woop!!) I thought there was no better food DIY that I could share with you! I hope you feel special because I’m about to reveal the secret recipe…
You will need:
♥ 2 x 8 Inch cake tin ♥ 4 Eggs ♥ 8oz Margarine ♥ 3 Tbsp Coco Powder ♥ 8oz Self Raising Flower
♥ 8oz Caster Sugar ♥ 2 Flakes ♥ 1/2 tspn Baking Powder ♥ Chocolate Buttons ♥ 8oz Icing Sugar
♥ Baking Paper ♥ 250g Butter
Got all that? Right, let’s get to it! (P.S this recipe is worth it just to lick the bowl….seriously)
Step 1: Preheat the oven 180
Step 2: Grease tins with butter and insert baking powder the appropriate size
Step 3: Add caster sugar and margarine into a mixing bowl
Step 4: Whisk until soft and creamy
Step 5: Add the 4 eggs
Step 6: Whisk until light and fluffy
Step 7: Sieve 1 table spoon coco powder and 8oz of the self raising flour into the bowl
Step 8: Fold in until mixed well
Step 9: Once mixed well get ready to add your baking powder.
Step 10: Add half tea spoon of baking powder and a teaspoon of boiling water then fold in quickly
Step 11: Spoon the mixture into the cake tins
Step 12: Spread with a knife until even then put in the oven for 20 minutes.
Step 13: After 20 minutes check if the cake is ready, we do this by placing a knife straight into the middle of the cake, if the cake is ready your knife will be clean! But if not, there will be some of the mixture on the knife, if this is the case just pop it back in the oven for a few more minutes
Step 14: Leave the cakes to cool upside down on cooling trays for about 5 minutes.
Step 15: Remove the tins and leave to cool until cold
Step 16: Time to make the cream! (My favorite part!!) Add 250g of butter & whisk
Step 17: Sieve 1 tablespoon and a half of coco powder, 8oz of icing sugar and a splash of milk over the butter
Step 18: Sieve bit by bit and whisk gently as you go
Step 19: Spoon half of the icing into the middle of the cake
Step 20: Using a fork, smother the mixture evenly over the base
Step 21: Crumble one of the flakes and sprinkle over the top
Step 22: Pop the other half of the cake on top!
Step 23: Spoon the rest of the mixture on top of the cake and spread evenly
Step 24: Decorate with the other crumbled flake and chocolate buttons! Nom nom!
Now I’m sure you can tell that this cake is in no way, shape or form low fat which is why it tastes so god dam good! Anyway, who cares? We’re aloud to treat ourselves right?! So bake this baby up and cut yourself a nice big slice of deliciousness!
I’m off to treat myself some more on my day of birth! Have a fab day everyone!
Much Bespoke Love