Sunday, 18 November 2012

Chocolate victoria sandwich

This is a spongy, soft, tasty chocolate cake, which is quick and easy to make, and most importantly - a yummy treat :)

  • Skill level: easy
  • Serves: 8-10 people
  • Prep time: 15-20 mins
  • Baking time: 25 mins
What you will need:

For the cake

2 tbsp cocoa
3 tbsp boiling water
225g soft margarine (or butter if you do not have)
225g caster sugar
4 eggs
225g self-raising flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla extract (I added this, to both the cake and the topping)

For the filling and topping

50g soft butter
175g icing sugar, sifted
1 tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
grated chocolate to decorate

How to make:

1) Blend the cocoa with the water in a mixing bowl and then leave to cool slightly. Add to this bowl the remaining ingredients for the cake and beat well until thoroughly blended

2) Grease and line two (20cm) sandwich tins with greaseproof paper, and divide the mixture evenly between the two tins, then level out

3) Bake on 180 degrees Celsius for 25 minutes or until well risen and top of the cake springs back to the touch

4) Leave to cool in the tins for a few minutes then turn out, peel off the paper and leave to cool completely on a wire rack

5) To make the butter cream, blend together the butter, icing sugar, milk and vanilla extract until smooth (adjust the icing sugar and milk how you see best). Use half the butter cream to sandwich the cake together, and spread the remaining butter cream on top. Decorate with the grated chocolate

I learnt for next time that I should decorate with the chocolate then pipe a design on top...I am sure you can do a better job at that though...Enjoy :)

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