All in One Chocolate Cake

All in One Chocolate Cake

Ingredients

For the Cake:

200g caster sugar

200g unsalted butter, softened plus extra for the tins

4 eggs

200g self-raising flour

2 tbsp cocoa powder

1 tsp baking powder

½ tsp vanilla extract

2 tbsp milk

Chocolate Cake Ingredients

For the Buttercream:

50g milk chocolate buttons

100g butter, softened

200g icing sugar

2.5 tbsp cocoa powder

1 tbsp milk

White chocolate curls to decorate (we took ours from our Make Your Own Chocolate Pizza Kit)

Chocolate Cake with buttercream

 

Method

  • Heat oven to 190C/170C fan/gas 5. Grease and line 2x20cm cake tins.

 

  • In a large bowl, beat together the caster sugar, butter, eggs, self-raising flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, vanilla extract, milk and a pinch of salt until pale.

 

  • Divide the mixture between the prepared tins. Bake for 20 mins or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean.

 

  • Leave to cool in the tin for 10 mins, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

 

  • For the buttercream, put the milk chocolate buttons in a heatproof bowl and melt in the microwave, stirring every 30 secs. Leave the melted chocolate to cool for 5 mins.

 

  • Beat the butter and icing sugar together with a wooden spoon or electric mixer. Add the cocoa powder with a pinch of salt and pour in the melted chocolate and milk. Mix again until smooth.

 

  • Sandwich the cakes together with half of the buttercream, then spread the rest on top. Decorate with white chocolate curls.
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