Chocolate Cake

chocolate cake recipeMy husband Peter made this glorious chocolate cake above, using the recipe here from the BBC Food site (and below), adding icing sugar to decorate.

Chocolate cake close up



For the cake:
225g/8oz plain flour
350g/12½oz caster sugar
85g/3oz cocoa powder
1½ tsp baking powder
1½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
2 free-range eggs
250ml/9fl oz milk
125ml/4½fl oz vegetable oil
2 tsp vanilla extract
250ml/9fl oz boiling water

For the chocolate icing
200g/7oz plain chocolate
200ml/7fl oz double cream
2 tablespoons of icing sugar to decorate.


Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4.Grease and line two 20cm/8in sandwich tins.For the cake, place all of the cake ingredients, except the boiling water, into a large mixing bowl. Using a wooden spoon, or electric whisk, beat the mixture until smooth and well combined.

Add the boiling water to the mixture, a little at a time, until smooth.

Divide the cake batter between the sandwich tins and bake in the oven for 25-35 minutes, or until the top is firm to the touch and a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean.

Remove the cakes from the oven and allow to cool, still in their tins, before icing.
For the chocolate icing, heat the chocolate and cream in a saucepan over a low heat until the chocolate melts. Remove the pan from the heat and whisk the mixture until smooth, glossy and thickened. Set aside to cool for 1-2 hours, or until thick enough to spread over the cake.

To assemble the cake, run a round-bladed knife around the inside of the cake tins to loosen the cakes. Carefully remove the cakes from the tins.

Spread a little chocolate icing over the top of one of the chocolate cakes, then carefully top with the other cake.

Transfer the cake to a serving plate and ice the cake all over with the chocolate icing, using a palette knife.

Chocolate cake sliced

Christmassy chocolate cake

Isn’t it dreamy?

Do link up to #Tastytuesdays if you fancy as I always love to see what you’ve been rustling up!

 Loading InLinkz ...

Like what you've read? Then why not follow Vicki on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest and Instagram

Never Miss A Post!

Subscribe to Honest Mum's mailing list:

22 Responses

  1. 当店は海外安心と信頼のスーパーコピーブライトリング、代引き店です.正規品と同等品質のシャネル コピー代引き,品質が秀逸,値段が激安!ブライトリングコピー,代引きなどの商品や情報

    [url=]当店は海外安心と信頼のスーパーコピーブライトリング、代引き店です.正規品と同等品質のシャネル コピー代引き,品質が秀逸,値段が激安!ブライトリングコピー,代引きなどの商品や情報が満載!全商品写真は100%実物撮影です! お客様の満足度は業界No.1です!スーパーコピー時計,時計コピー ,ブランド時計コピー販売(n級品)店舗 ブランド腕時計(ロレックス,ブライトリング,タグホイヤー,オメガ,ガガミラノなど)の最新 情報やイベントを紹介する正規販売店と腕時計コピーの専門サイトです。当店はロレックスやパテックフィリップなどの新品スーパーコピー時計の販売と。[/url]

  2. Vicki

    Oh my goodness this looks too good to eat!! What an amazing recipe and fabulous photos too! Thanks for your comment on my blog and for introducing me to yours!

    • honestmum

      @Vicki thanks so much, lovely to have met you online!
      honestmum recently posted…Share a Smile with the Overtones & Operation SmileMy Profile

  3. Lacey

    That DOES look dreamy! And creamy…and delicious!
    Lacey recently posted…Need a last minute present? How about this great book by Michael Siemsen!My Profile

  4. oana79

    Oh, Vicki, it looks so good, I am drooling! And I am not even a chocolate lover!xx
    oana79 recently posted…Easy week dinner: Just-Rol Puff SliceMy Profile

  5. jenny paulin

    pwoaaaaaaar! that looks decadent and wicked and yummy! mmmm i have a cup of ta right here, fancy sending a slcie over? thank you x x
    merry christmas x x
    jenny paulin recently posted…Chai Spiced Panettone PuddingMy Profile


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

CommentLuv badge