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Chocolate cake tips and recipes please! (merged)

edited 30 November -1 at 12:00AM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • GigervampGigervamp Forumite
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    I make Pam Corbin's recipe and use a tub of Betty Crocker frosting. It's lovely and moist.
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    I have made the Bero choc cake now for over 25 years. I have tired others but they are not a patch on the Bero one. In fact I think i need to make chocolate cake now lol x
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  • dinx1972dinx1972 Forumite
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    Mary Berry's Death by Chocolate Cake, this recipe rolls out for every birthday celebration and is requested as a make by all family and friends.
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  • shiprob195shiprob195 Forumite
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    tumbletots wrote: »
    Hi,

    Can you taste the coffe in it? I hate coffee. Do you think it would be ok to leave it out. Bit of a baking novice but might give it a go. :)

    I can't taste the coffee in mine.
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    dragonlily wrote: »
    Thank you so much! This looks fantastic and I think the reviews on it probably speak for themselves! I will definitely try it out. What do you do for the chocolate curls, I'd love to do something similar just for the look of the cake while it is for a special occasion :)

    I have never attempted to make the chocolate curls. I normally just grate some plain chocolate over the top, use strawberries dipped in chocolate. Or if its for a child, I use white/ milk chocolate buttons.

    It is an expensive cake to make, but I sometimes subsitute butter for cooking marg. And use supermarket "value" dark chocolate instead of high cocoa chocolate.
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  • zippychickzippychick Forumite
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    as this has dropped down the board, ive merged it with our chocolate cake thread

    Zip :)
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  • amalisamalis Forumite
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    Hi Ladies,

    My in laws are going to visit us on Saturday morning and I know they like chocolate cakes. I am not an experiences cook and I baked just 2x in my life , which was a simple sponge (came out good!). I would like to bake a cake for them, but need trusted and fool-proof recipes which would not require a lot of ingredients. Can anyone share some recipes with me, please?
    To be MS I would prefer recipes with self-raising flour because I have a lot at home.
    Thank you!
  • JulieMJulieM Forumite
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    This is my all time favourite chocolate cake recipe. It's easy to make and always comes out lovely and moist. www.goodtoknow.co.uk/recipes/521805/easter-chocolate-fudge-cake

    I don't bother with the icing or decoration, I just use it for the basic recipe and sandwich together with nutella. Vanilla extract is expensive to buy so if you don't have any, just leave it out.
  • amalisamalis Forumite
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    Thank you! Just what I needed.
    There is some golden syrup in recipe, can i leave it out? I dont know what is it.
    Also, how important is bicarbonate of soda?
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    Golden syrup is only about 80p from the supermarket, you can use up what's left in your porridge or on toast, yes it does make a difference, so don't leave it out, as is the bicarb.

    When you have finished sieve some icing sugar on the top.

    Good luck with it.
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