Monday, July 16, 2012

Scottish Recipes - Chocolate Cake

Aaaaahhh ! Chocolate Cake

Chocolate cake

I am making this today by special request from a young man in this household.

My adorable son, Sir Scoffs-A-lot. (A name given to him by his Auntie Sammy, because he is always snacking)

He made me write down the words Chocolate Cake on a piece of paper when he went to bed so that we wouldn't forget to make his favorite cake

I think he sees me writing too many lists, I am such a list maker and he is picking up on that

So waiting for us this morning was the note

and by request of Sir Scoffs-A-Lot

Here is Chocolate Cake

You will need

110g/4oz Butter or Margarine
110g/4oz Fine Sugar
2 eggs, lightly beaten
100g/4oz Self Raising Flour
50g/2oz Cocoa powder
2 tablespoons boiling water
100g/4oz Butter (for frosting)
450g/1lb Icing Sugar/Powdered Sugar
50g Sweet chocolate morsels
2-3 tablespoons cold water
brown food coloring

  • Set oven to 325F/160C

  • Grease then Line 2 round 7" cake tins with parchment paper making sure no gaps

  • In a large bowl, cream the Butter and sugar until soft and fluffy
Butter, sugar

  • Gradually beat in the eggs
add eggs

  • Sift the flour and 25g/1oz cocoa powder into bowl and fold and mix well to make a light mixture
sieve flour
mix cocoa
mix well

  • Divide between the two tins, bake for 20-25 minutes, Once baked cool on wire rack
divide in two

  • Mix the remaining cocoa powder and boiling water in a small bowl, mix well
cocoa and water

  • In another large bowl, add the butter and sieve the 225g/8oz icing/powdered sugar, Beat until pale 
butter and powdered sugar

  • Add in the cocoa/water mixture, mix well
add cocoa and mix

  • Use one third of this buttered cream to sandwich together the 2 rounds
sandwich together

  • Spread another third around the sides and smooth with a warmed knife 
add the edge

  • Press the chocolate morsels onto the sides

  • Mix the remaining icing/powdered sugar in a bowl and add water to make a thick icing
powdered sugar and water

  • Spread the white icing on top of cake
ice the top

  • Take brown food color (I mixed all my colors to make a brown shade) and make lines over the white icing, about a half inch-inch apart

  • Using a skewer, draw lines over the rows to make a feathered effect
pretty feather effect

  • Pipe a border around the edge with the remaining butter cream frosting
Chocolate Cake

  • Enjoy

Chocolate Cake

Chocolate cake

Sir Scoffs-A-Lot loved his Chocolate Cake treat today

Here he is helping, I love it when little hands help me bake

Helping hands

Hope you make some delicious Chocolate Cake and love it too


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  1. That looks really good! Definitely a must try recipe for the whole family.

  2. Thanks Carole, spicy mince letteuce cups sounds interesting, must check it out

  3. Oh my, this looks amazingly delicious. And what a cute helper you have. Thanks so much for sharing on Tout It Tuesday! Hope to see you tomorrow.


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