16 December 2012

easy chocolate cake with vanilla frosting



easy chocolate cake with vanilla frosting
(makes one 22 cm/9” cake)

250 ml milk
150 g dark chocolate
125 g soft butter
150 g sugar
2 eggs
320 g flour
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp soda
vanilla essence

vanilla meringue buttercream (made with 2 egg whites)
gingerbread cookies (to decorate)

bring the milk to boil, take off the stove and add chocolate, stirring until it melts; set aside and let it cool down to room temperature
cream the butter with sugar and a splash of vanilla essence, then add eggs – one at time – and beet in (the batter might look a bit ‘crumbly’ and uneven at this point, but it’s okay)
combine flour, baking powder and soda
add four and chocolate milk alternatively to the batter, in 4-5 portions, mixing well after each time
pour into a pan lined with baking paper
bake for 45-50 min (until toothpick comes out clean)
decorate with buttercream and gingerbread cookies when the cake has cooled down

3 comments:

  1. so simple and elegant, the addition of light brown sugar to chocolate cake transforms it so well !

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  2. Those little ginger cookies are perfect for the season! Also, I really enjoyed that excerpt of your writing in that last post. Is it from one of your novels?
    kind regards!

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    1. Thank you, I will be posting my favourite gingerbread cookies recipe later today, so have a look if you are interested : )
      I am very happy that you enjoyed the writing. It is from a novel I wrote this year for NaNoWriMo that I really hope to publish one day.
      <3

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