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Classic Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Buttercream (converted from Donna Hay)



16 portion(s)

Classic Chocolate Cake

  • 170 g butter, Softened
  • 265 g Brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 375 g milk
  • 335 g flour plain
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 50 g cocoa

Chocolate Buttercream

  • 250 g butter, softened
  • 320 g icing sugar/mixture
  • 50 g cocoa
  • 60 g milk

Recipe's preparation

    Classic Chocolate Cake
  1. Take butter for both the cake mixture and the buttercream out of fridge and place on the bench to soften.

  2. Preheat oven to 160 °c.  Line cake tin (22cm approximately) with baking paper and grease lightly.  

  3. Place butter and brown sugar into the thermomix bowl for 30 seconds on speed 5.  The texture should be creamy.  

  4. Scrape down sides using the spatula.  

  5. Add the remaining ingredients to the thermomix bowl (eggs, bicarbonate of soda, milk, plain flour, baking powder, cocoa).  Mix for 30 seconds on speed 5 and then 20 - 30 seconds on speed 8.  

  6. Pour cake mix into prepared greased cake tin.  

  7. Bake for 1 hour or until cooked when tested with a skewer.  Cool on a wire rack.  

  8. Chocolate Buttercream
  9. After cleaning the thermomix bowl, place softened butter in the bowl and mix for 30 seconds on speed 5.  Beat until pale and creamy (as shown).

  10. Add the remaining ingredients (icing sugar/mixture, cocoa and milk) and beat for 30 seconds again on speed 5.  The buttercream should be chocolate brown, light and fluffy.  

  11. Spread the buttercream over the cake.  Make sure the cake is cool or it will melt on application.  


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You can also cut this cake in half and layer with strawberries and fresh cream.  Buttercream can also be frozen if you have any leftover and used for another occassion.  

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