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Dark chocolate desert cake Recipe

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This recipe for Dark chocolate desert cake, by , is from The Upper Hunter Family Day Care Cookbook , one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

billie payne
Added: Friday, June 26, 2009


250g unsalted butter, chopped
200g cadbury dark cooking chocolate, chopped
1 tablespoon instant coffee powder
1 1/2 cups boiling water
1 1/2 cups castor sugar
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 1/2 cups self raising flour, sifted
1/2 cup cadbury bournville cocoa, sifted

Icing Ingredients

150g cadbury dark cooking chocolate
40g butter

Preheat oven to 160C conventional 140C fan forced. Lightly grease and line the base of 28cm round cake pan.

Combine butter and chocolate in a bowl over a saucepan of simmering water and melt over a low heat. Dissolve coffee in boiling water. Add coffee and sugar to chocolate mixture and stir to dissolve sugar. Transfer to bowl, cool for 10 minutes.

Using an electric mixer gradually add vanilla and eggs. Then flour and cocoa. Mix a further 2 minutes or until evenly combined. Pour into cake pan and bake for 30 - 35 minutes. Test with skewer inserted into the middle of the cake. Cool in pan for 30 minutes,before turning ontp wire rack.

Combine chocolate and butter in a bowl over a pan of simmering water; stir to combine. Allow to cool slightly and spread over top of cake.




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