Classic Chocolate Cake Recipe for Women’s Month

Classic Chocolate Cake Recipe for Women's Month

We love this super easy to make, not to mention yummy cake recipe, perfect to spoil mom with – seeing as she spoils you year, round. Right, Hello Joburgers? Thanks to Royal Baking Powder for sharing this with us.

Classic Chocolate Cake Recipe – makes 1 two-layer cake

Ingredients:

200 g butter or margarine, softened

250 ml (1 cup) caramel brown sugar

2 extra – large eggs

500 ml (2cups) cake flour

5 ml (1Tbsp) Royal Baking Powder

2 ml (1\4tsp) salt

100 ml cocoa powder

350 ml milk

Icing

80 g butter or margarine, softened

500 ml (2 cups) icing sugar, sifted

60 ml (1/4) cocoa powder

30 ml (2 Tbsps) warm water

15 ml milk

Method:

1. Cream butter and sugar together. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well each addition until light and creamy. Add essence

2. Sift flour, Royal Baking Powder, salt and cocoa powder together. Fold dry ingredients into egg mixture, alternately with milk, unit combined

3. Turn out into two greased 20cm round cake pans. Bake in a preheated oven at 180c for 30-40 minutes. Leave in pans for few minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

4. Icing: Cream butter and icing sugar together. Blend cocoa powder and water to a smooth paste. Add to creamed mixture, with milk, and beat to a smooth consistency.

5. Use half of the icing to sandwich the two cake layers together. Ice the top of the cake with the remaining icing.

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