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Wednesday, September 28

Chocolate Butter Cake

It was Miss 7's turn to cook in the kitchen first this week and she was pretty excited when I told her we were going to bake a chocolate cake, especially since she gets to lick the beater which is always the best part of cooking.  So I went looking through my cook books and found a simple recipe in The Country Show Cookbook for us to make.

185g butter, chopped
¾ cup caster sugar
3 eggs
1 cup self-raising flour
½ cup plain flour
⅓ cup cocoa
½ cup milk

1. Preheat oven to 180℃.  Grease a deep 20cm round cake tin and cover base with baking paper.
2. Add all ingredients to medium bowl of electric mixer, beat on low speed until ingredients are combined.  Then, beat on medium speed until mixture is smooth and changed in colour.
3. Pour mixture into prepared tin.  Bake in oven for 1 hour.
4. Stand a few minutes before turning onto wire rack to cool. Top cold cake with chocolate frosting.

Rather than using the frosting recipe in the book I found one on the Taste website I liked the sound of more and it's really yummy!

100g soft butter
2 cups of icing sugar
1 tablespoon of cocoa powder
2 tablespoons of milk

To make the frosting, place butter in a large bowl and use an electric beater to briefly beat until creamy. Sift over the combined icing sugar and cocoa powder, and beat until combined.  Add the milk and beat until fluffy.  Spread frosting over cooled cake.

I hope you enjoy making this cake too

9 comments:

  1. This is exactly the recipe I need for my son's 16th birthday this coming Monday. I was going to just give in to a box mix, which I don't really like -- now I can do it homemade all the way. Thanks for sharing! Best wishes, Tammy

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  2. Ooh this cake looks lovely!

    By the way, I gave you a blog award, you can find the details here: http://lifecollection-catherine.blogspot.com/2011/09/award.html

    xx, C

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  3. Yummo. This cake is for sure being baked at our house today.
    Thanks for the recipe.

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  4. Ha, ha! I just came on here because I knew you would have an awesome chocolate cake recipe. You must be able to read my mind!!

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  5. why oh why do I always come on and look at your blog late at night when I am super vulnerable and prone to sweet cravings??? aaahhhh you're killing me, Catherine! X

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  6. I'm with Claire - I'm sitting here snacking on almonds and dried apricots and longing for choc cake.
    Maybe tomorrow!
    It looks delish

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  7. That looks like a mighty fine cake :)

    x

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  8. A cake that would not last long in this house... :)

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  9. Nothing beats a chocolate cake. I have that cookbook and it's got so many delicious recipes - particularly for those with a sweet tooth!

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