Wednesday, 10 October 2012

There are fewer niceties in life than an amazing chocolate cake.... :)

Chocolate Cake ! !
 
Today I want to talk about Cake! More speficially, CHOCOLATE CAKE!!! Oh yes!!! =)
 

First of all, gather all your ingredients :) I am making a chocolate victoria sponge cake so I needed:

Stork Margarine
Eggs
Self Raising Flour
Golden Caster Sugar
Cocoa Powder
Baking Powder
2 Carrots

You might think carrots in a chocolate cake!??! WHAT!? But stay with me! The moisture inside them helps to keep the cake moist far longer than normal! Plus of course, they add a bit of extra vitamin C to the cake! (Perhaps even 1 of your 5 a day?!) lol!

Ok here goes, METHOD:

Weigh out your Stork Marg: 


175g (or 6oz) is needed

Then weigh out your sugar:


Again 175g (6oz) needed
 
 
Cream them both together: 
 

 


This should be quite easy if the marg is fairly soft. I like to use a wooden spoon but feel free to use electric whiskers or indeed a food processor! lol :)
 
 
 
 Take 3 fairly big-ish eggs:
 
 
 
 
And beat them up!! hehe! :) Add this to the creamed mix.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Top and tail the carrots, then peel before grating! :)
 


Weigh out 175g (6oz) of the Flour:





 Add to the creamed mix and gently mix it all in.



Measure out 2 tablespoons of Cocoa (I'm using the Bourneville one) 

 





Then add 4 tablespoons of boiling water to make a paste :)





Add to the creamed mixture it will turn a light chocolatey colour:




Now add the grated carrot to the mix!

Grease and line two 7inch cake tins. I use a re-useable liner which is amazing! I just spritz a bit of 'Frylite' onto the bases to ensure they don't stick! Put half of the mix in one and half the mix in the other!


As we have an Aga, I use the cold shelf to stop the tops from buring! The shelf sits on the floor of the Aga. :)

They cook for about 20-25mins depending. I always find the chocolate ones need longer than a normal Vic Sponge! :) 



To check they are cooked put a skewer into them  and if it comes out clean they're done!

- Put the tins onto a wire rack to cool. :)


 Once they are touchably cooled, take off the greaseproof and leave to completely cool.


To fill them I used a Dr Oetker 'Scoptbloc Chocolate Flavour Cake Covering' i just put it into a bowl over a saucepan of boiling water until melted. I added a bit of Stork Marg to it to make it into a better (and tastier) cake filling and topping.



The finished product!!!!!!!!!! :D :D :D I topped it with a few choccie decorations! 


Thanks for stopping by! Let me know if you try it out! :O

SARAH XOXOXO
 


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9 comments

  1. Im really suck at baking...ive been trying but just not really into it.huhuhu but thanks to this post i will try it seems simple!

    Btw, im now following you. I discovered you at Beauty Bloggers Club Hop!
    Hope you folloe back! Mwaaaah

    xoxo

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    1. thanks daisy it is an easy cake to make as you can just put all the ingredients into a bowl and mix or into a mixer! lol :)

      Aww that's nice to know that people can still find me........will go check you out thanks again. xoxo

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  2. This looks delicious!! I was like carrots WTF?! but it sounds like a great idea, will have to give this a try xx

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    1. Haha!!! Thanks it's just my little addition, you don't have to add them!! LOL! :) Thanks for stopping by, I shall check out your blog :) xoxo

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  3. just stumbled on your bloggy from a friends page and wanted to say I LOVE it!
    happy to be a new follower of yours!
    and that cake looks freaking DELICOUS!
    Damn!
    xoxo

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    1. AAwwww thank you Jasmine!!!!! :D :D So pleased you found me!! hehe! :P I can say that it indeed was delicious!! hehe! :D Thanks for following me xoxo

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    1. Thank you Hola!!! :D :D It was!!! Totally delish!! xoxo

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