Bakehouse recipe of the week – Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake

Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake – (recipe for 9″ ckae tins)


-400g Plain flour

- 400g Caster sugar

- 2 tsp baking powder

- 1 tsp bicarb

- 80g cocoa powder

- 350g butter

- 4 eggs

- 3 tsp vanilla essence

- 300 ml sour cream


75g butter

200g icing sugar

50g cocoa


Put the butter and sugar in the mixer and mix until light and fluffy. Gradually add the eggs,  until the consistency is smooth and then add the vanilla &  sour cream whilst continuing to mix. Add flour , baking powder and cocoa, beat together but don’t overbeat .

Divide evenly between two 23cm round tins, bake in oven at 180 degrees for approx 30 minutes

Once cooled mix together butter, icing and cocoa until light and fluffy, spread on inside of cake and on top.  sprinkle over a broken flake bar.

Once completed, make sure everyone has gone out and put the kettle on. Cut a generous slice of cake, pour a fresh cup of tea and relax. Instant gratification!!

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