Chocolate Cake Recipe
Cooking Time: about 25 minutes.
You will need:
4 oz. Luxury margarine.
5 oz. Castor sugar.
4 oz. Self-raising flour.
1 heaped tablespoon cocoa.
For the filling:
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2 oz. Luxury margarine.
1 oz. Castor sugar.
2 dessertspoons hot water.
1 tablespoon milk glac6 icing (85) or castor sugar.
1 dessertspoon milk flavouring essence (optional)
1 Grease two 7-in. Sandwich tins and line the bottom with greaseproof paper.
2 Put margarine and sugar in a mixing bowl. Sieve in flour and cocoa.
3 Add milk and eggs and beat all ingredients together with a wooden spoon for 2 minutes.
4 Divide the mixture between the tins and smooth the top.
5 Bake in the middle of a moderate oven (350‚°F- Gas Mark 4) for 20-25 minutes.
6 Turn on to a wire tray to cool. When the cakes are cold, sandwich together with the filling and coat the top with glace icing or sprinkle with castor sugar.
To make the filling.
1 Melt the chocolate in a basin over hot water.
2 Allow the chocolate to cool and whisk it together with the margarine and sugar until light and fluffy.
3 Add the water, milk and 1-2 drops flavouring.
4 Whisk again and use.
For a ‚ Ëspecial‚ „ cake, make double the quantity of filling and use half of it as a frosty topping using small palette knife or fork to swirl a design on the top before the filling sets.
To make chocolate icing.
Add a few drops water and olive oil to melted chocolate. Or, make a coating icing: blend.
2 oz. Melted chocolate with 4 oz. Icing sugar and 1 tablespoon water. A few drops of oil can be added for extra gloss.