Baking, Chocolate and Decorating

Hi Guys,

Today’s post is slightly different as it is a recipe to a 3 layered chocolate cake that I actually love to make and eat.

But first here is one of my normal photographs.Snapchat-1930160695


Ingredients:

Cake mixtureDSCN0168

  • 340g unsalted butter
  • 340g caster sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 280g self raising flour
  • 60g cocoa powder
  • 3tsp baking powder

Icing DSCN0210

  • 180g unsalted butter
  • 340g icing sugar
  • 2 tsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp of milk (if necessary)

Decorating

  • 500g of milk chocolate (or 1 and a half bars of the 350g dairy milk chocolate bars)

You can all other decorations of your own choice but below is what I used.

  • A packet of white chocolate buttons
  • A packet of chocolate balls (maltesers)
  • one chocolate flake

Chocolate cake recipe:

Instructions for cakeDSCN0169.JPG

Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees Celsius this is for a fan oven and then grease and line three baking tins.DSCN0204.JPG

Cream butter and sugar together until well combined this is easier if the butter has been softened.DSCN0173.JPG

Then add eggs and mix until there is no large clumps of butter and sugar.DSCN0176.JPG

Now sift the flour and slowly add to the mixture mixing thoroughly.

Sift in the cocoa powder and mix until the mixture has completely changed colour.

Add the baking powder and mix thoroughly.

Separate into 3 tins and put them in the oven to bake for 18 to 20 minutes.DSCN0205

Once this is done leave the cakes to cool for 10 minutes in the tin and then remove and allow to cool further.DSCN0221


Instructions for icing 

Do this whilst the cakes are cooling.

Soften butter until easy to work with.DSCN0215

Then cream together the butter and the sifted icing sugar this is easier if you add small amounts of icing sugar to the butter and completely work it in.

Next mix in the cocoa powder.DSCN0219

If the icing is to thick then you may need/want to add some milk.

Between each layer of cake add some icing and then using the rest of the icing cover the sides and top of the cake this will ensure no gaps between the layers of  cake and will make it easier when you add the chocolate.DSCN0223


Decorating the cake

Now melt all of the milk chocolate in a bain-marie.

Once this is done cover the cake in the melted chocolate I found this easy using a ladle.DSCN0228.JPG

Allow the chocolate to cool before adding the rest of the chocolate to decorate as if the chocolate is to warm the decorations wont stick or they will slide.

Next decorate the cake the way you would like.


All the pictures were taken using the Nikon Coolpix L340.

Thank you all for reading the blog post I hope you enjoy baking this cake and also comment down below on what you thought about this post.

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9 thoughts on “Baking, Chocolate and Decorating

  1. First of all…your photo is breathtaking, striking…moody and powerful….vivid, gorgeous color and scope. Second, your cake looks amazing…I don’t bake, but I’m thinking that, should I ever get a mixer, this will be a recipe I will try. I would shock my friends if I ever showed up with something home-baked at one of our get-togethers. Thanks for sharing another of your talents. 🙂

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  2. Sounds alot like the chocolate cake my mom used to make for us. Except we didn’t always put icing on it. Sometimes we would catch it straight from the oven and put butter on it while it was still warm. Yum.

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