Friday, March 01, 2013

Chocolate Fudge Cake

Before school pick up I thought I'd make a cake. An afternoon treat! 

I baked one of my favourites, Chocolate Fudge Cake. I haven't made it for so long. 

Before we had our afternoon snack our children said 'Is someone coming over?' Our 3yr old daughter said it was her Birthday cake. 

Please excuse the state of the icing, with the humidity it ran off the cake. Plus, the cake was a touch warm in the centre. We couldn't wait to eat it. 

I added some peppermint essence to the icing. Yum!!

Chocolate Fudge Cake

125g butter or margarine
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla essence
2/3 cup cocoa
1/2 cup hot water
2 tsp vinegar
1 cup milk
1 3/4 cups plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp bicarb soda
Pinch salt
* Chocolate Vienna Icing (recipe below)

Beat butter until creamy, add sugar, eggs and vanilla and beat until light and fluffy. Blend cocoa in hot water to make a smooth paste. Gradually add to creamed mixture. Add vinegar to milk to sour. 

Sift together flour, baking powder, bicarb soda and salt, and add to creamed mixture alternately with sour milk. Stir lightly but thoroughly. Pour into two greased 20cm round cake tins and bake in a moderate oven 30 minutes or until tops spring back when lightly pressed. 

Cool in tins for 10 minutes then turn out and allow to cool completely. Fill and ice with Chocolate Vienna Icing. Decorate with chocolate curls if desired. 

* Chocolate Vienna Icing ~ Beat 125g butter until creamy. Sift 2 1/2 cups icing sugar and blend 3 tbsp cocoa with 3 tbsp hot water until smooth. Add the icing sugar to the butter alternately with sufficient of the cocoa mixture to spreading consistency. 

Recipe from Australian Family Circle ~ Mini Cookbook Series ~ Best of Favourite Cake Recipes

I'm guessing our children liked it. Comments from our boys, 'Can I have more?' 

Our daughter's comment, 'This is the best cake. . . for. . ever!'

Next time I bake this delicious cake I'll make sure it cools for more than 1 hour and make the icing consistency thicker. 

Will you be baking this for your family?

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