Chocolate cake

Recipe from: 11/1/2005 12:00:00 AM

Ingredients 14
Servings 12
Time 20

Ingredients

  • 500
    ml
    cake flour
  • 125
    ml
    cocoa powder
  • 5
    ml
    baking powder
  • 2
    ml
    salt
  • 7
    ml
    bicarbonate of soda
  • 375
    ml
    castor sugar
  • 3
    extra-large eggs
  • 125
    ml
    oil
  • 500
    ml
    cream
  • 250
    ml
    Filling: cream
  • 150
    g
    chocolate, melted
  • 2
    eggs
  • 200
    ml
    Castor sugar
  • 200
    ml
    Cocoa powder
 

Method

45
 
1. Pre-heat oven to 180°C. Grease and line two deep, loose- bottomed, 20cm cake tins.

2. Sift dry ingredients together. Beat eggs, oil and cream together and mix with dry ingredients.

3. Pour into prepared cake tin. Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean.

4. Allow the cake to stand for a few minutes before turning out onto a wire rack covered with clean dishcloth. Cool completely.

5. Cut the cake into three equal layers.

6. For the filling: Combine all the ingredients and beat until smooth.

7. Spread filling on the first layer, then cover with second layer and repeat, using third layer. Top with grated chocolate and decorate with chocolate leaves.

8. To make leaves: Melt brown and white chocolate and brush onto your favourite shape leaves. Place in refrigerator until chocolate is set. Carefully remove leaves.

 

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