Basic Chocolate Cake.

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This recipe is a staple for me in terms of a quick easy delicious cake, or cupcake recipe.

I have been known to tweak it with some essential oils, like wild orange or peppermint.

You could also use some chilli powder in there if thats your thing.

What your going to do here to be able to also enjoy a delicious chocolate cake is:

 

Preheat your oven to 160’c

Grease your cake tin or line your cupcake pans, whichever you choose, this is a very versatile recipe.

Ingredients :

1 1/3 cup plain flour

2 tbsp cocoa

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

200grm good quality dark chocolate

225grm unsalted butter softened at room temp

1 cup castor sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

4 eggs

1/2 cup milk

 

First of all sift your flour, cocoa and baking powder and baking soda into a bowl set aside.

Melt the chocolate gently in a bowl over a pot of gently simmering water. Once melted set aside to cool down.

Beat butter and sugar add vanilla and eggs beat well.

Add in cooled chocolate and mix well.

Mix in a 1/3 sifted flour mix and 1/3 milk repeat until all are combined.

Pour into your prepared tins and bake for 45mins until a skewer inserted comes out clean.

Now the fun part of decorating it however you wish with your favourite frosting!

Sky is the limit here, for me the brighter the better!

Or maybe just a simple classic chocolate ganache is your thing!

Let me know what fun creations you come up with!

With love

cupcake xxx

 

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Classic chocolate cake used to create a golf theme dessert.

 

 

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