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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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  • hi, I don't know the particular recipe you are looking for, but I thought I'd pass on my no fail chocolate cake recipe, passed from my granny to my mum to me......its so simple to make and very moist, and goes down well every time I make it....when I say 'pour into tins', they are a pair of standard sized (maybe 7 or 8 inch?) round cake tins, and then I sandwich them together with cream or chocolate sauce or whatever I have....its not one of those really 'grown up' dense chocolatey things though, more a light spongy take-you-back-to-childhood sort of thing...



    EXPRESS CHOCOLATE CAKE


    6 1/2 oz plain flour
    2 level tablespoons cocoa
    1 level teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    1 rounded teaspoon baking powder
    5 oz caster sugar
    2 tablespoons golden syrup
    2 eggs
    1/4 pint milk
    1/4 pint vegetable oil


    Mix together milk and oil
    Sieve together flour, cocoa, bicarbonate of soda and baking powder
    Make well in centre and drop in sugar, syrup, eggs and milk & oil
    Beat together until smooth
    Pour into tins
    Bake at 160 degrees for 35 minutes
  • twinktwink Forumite
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    i have always made the bero milk chocolate cake

    175g self raising flour
    200g caster sugar
    1/2 tsp salt
    25g cocoa
    100g marg
    2 eggs beaten with 5 tbsps evaporated milk
    5 tbsps water
    few drops vanilla essence

    sieve flour, sugar, salt and cocoa
    rub in marg, stir in eggs, essence and liquids, beat well
    grease and line two 8 inch tins
    bake 180deg, gas 4 30-35mins
    cover and fill with milk choc icing

    21/2 oz marg, 1 tbsp cocoa, 225g sieved icing sugar, 3 tbsps hot milk
    1 tsp vanilla essence
    melt marg, blend in cocoa, then stir in icing sugar, milk and essence
    beat till smooth and thick
  • jordylassjordylass Forumite
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    Thanks for these, I will try if the one I want doesn't show up, but it was simpler in that all ingredients went into processor, no rubbing, beating, nada, and it tasted wonderful.
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  • twinktwink Forumite
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    the one i have like that from mary berry fast cakes

    1 rounded tbsp cocoa
    2 tbsps hot water
    4oz soft marg
    4oz sugar
    2 lrge eggs
    4oz sr flour
    1 level tsp baking powder
    180deg grease and line 8 inch round tin
    blend cocoa with hot water, cool beat all 2-3 mins
    bake 35-40 mins

    icing
    11/2 oz butter 1oz cocoa sieved, 3tbsps milk, 4oz sifted icing sugar
    melt butter stir in cocoa gentle heat 1 minute remove from heat add milk and icing sugar, beat well, cool stirring occassionaly
    spread over cake
  • Gingham_RibbonGingham_Ribbon Forumite
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    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showpost.html?p=1939019&postcount=2

    Is this it? There are some other recipes on the thread too.
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  • jordylassjordylass Forumite
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    Thank you Gingham Ribbon that was the one, delicious...
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    You're welcome.
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  • liz.._4liz.._4 Forumite
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    Its my daughters birthday next week and she wants me to make her a choc cake. I'm glad really as it will be cheaper than buying a fandangled one from asda, especially if I utilise the oven space while its on.

    I need a nice tasty choccie fudgy icing (to cover up any potential baking disasters!) and wondered if any of you guys could oblige with a recipe?

    Many thanks in anticipation! :)
    :)
  • vivaladivavivaladiva Forumite
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    Could you just use chocolate buttercream? (I make it with a couple of tablespoons of milk so that it spreads easier.)
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