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    Default WANTED: Good Quality Chocolate Cake Recipe

    OK, now that I have received some good ideas about the icing, I guess I should get the cake sorted!!

    I'm looking for a really nice chocolate cake recipe that is very tasty, but not too rich (it's only for wee kiddies, but us adults will want some too!!)

    The kind of thing I had in mind was those beautiful cakes you often get at weddings that are not so much fluffy as.... oh I dunno! Soft & granular?? I don't know that that's a very good description, but I'm not quite sure how to explain it.

    Think of a cake the consistency of a rich carrot cake. Does that make sense??

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    I have 2 books devoted to chocolate cakes only

    I'll post some up in a minute once DS is settled.

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    Oh Oh Oh!! I'll be watching this thread with interest! I once had a recipe for a chocolate cake that had buttermilk in it. It was beautiful, but now I have no idea where that book is. Bring on the recipes!
    Hopefully the recipes also contain chocolate icing recipes!

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    Good stuff!!

    Thanks again CK!!

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    Here's one of them

    http://aww.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=43416

    Gosh I love AWW - they save me so much time

    Maybe this is too light though? I'll post a couple more.

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    This is the Chocolate Buttermilk Cake - same one hazel79?

    http://aww.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=42903

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheezelkat View Post
    This is the Chocolate Buttermilk Cake - same one hazel79?

    http://aww.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=42903
    I think it might be! I'm gonna make it and find out!!!

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    They both sound nice!!!

    That first one is probably more the fluffier sort of cake (just looking at the picture), looks delicious though!!

    As for the buttermilk cake, hazel79, do you remember if the one you made was more the texture I'm after (yeah, I know the description is not very good!!)?

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    This looks denser

    http://aww.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=43849

    It makes a GIANT cake though - note the pan size!

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    This is the recipe i use.. it's nummies!!

    One Bowl Chocolate Cake

    Serving size: Serves 8
    Cooking time: More than 1 hour

    INGREDIENTS

    125g unsalted butter
    100g dark cooking chocolate, roughly broken up
    1 cup brown sugar
    1 cup plain flour
    1 cup self-raising flour
    ˝ teaspoon bicarb soda
    ˝ cup almond meal
    1 cup (300mls) sour cream
    2 eggs, lightly beaten
    1 teaspoon vanilla essence

    Icing:
    150g chocolate, chopped
    100g butter
    M & M's

    METHOD

    Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease and line a 20cm round cake tin.

    Place butter, chocolate and sugar in a medium sized saucepan. Cook over low heat, until butter melts and sugar has dissolved.

    Sift the plain flour, self raising flour and bicarb into the saucepan. Add almond meal, sour cream, eggs and vanilla essence. Mix well. Pour into prepared pan and bake for 40-45 minutes.

    Cool slightly in the tin before turning onto a cooling rack. Let the cake cool then ice and decorate it.

    Icing:
    Place chocolate and butter in a heatproof bowl over simmering water. Cook until chocolate melts. Remove from heat and continue cooking until mixture thickens to an icing consistency.


 

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