Cake recipes to die for

- Posted on Oct 19, 2011 - 04:41 PM


This makes an 8-inch round cake, 3 inches deep. Ideal for celebration cakes.

8 oz. unsalted butter

8 oz. good quality chocolate

1 Tbs. instant coffee

1 lb. caster sugar or soft brown sugar

5 fl. oz. water

4 large eggs

1.1 fl. oz. vegetable oil

3.4 fl. oz. sour cream or you can use natural yogurt or Crème Fraiche

4.5 oz. self-rising flour

4.5 oz. plain flour

2 oz. cocoa powder

½ tsp. bicarbonate of soda

Preheat your oven to 315°F. Line the deep 8-inch cake tin with baking parchment. Slowly melt the butter, chocolate, coffee, sugar and water in a pan; once melted, allow to cool. Add the eggs, oil and sour cream to the chocolate mix and stir well. Sift all dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl and make a well in the center. Pour chocolate mixture into well and mix until thoroughly combined. Pour batter into the lined tin and bake for 1 hour 45 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Leave the cake to cool in tin.

Remember, all ovens are different so do check your cake towards the end of its cooking time.