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Chocolate Celebration Cake

Chocolate Celebration Cake

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If you are looking for the ultimate chocolate celebration cake recipe look no further. This indulgent cake is perfect for those times when you want the wow factor. Soft moist sponge, creamy buttercream, topped with a silky smooth ganache this cake is ideal for a big celebration.

Key Information

  • Prep:
  • Bake:
  • Serves:8
  • Skill level:easy

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Ingredients

  • 175g 6¼ oz Dark chocolate broken into squares
  • 200g 7⅛ oz Butter (unsalted)
  • 200g 7⅛ oz Self-raising white flour (we use Allinson) Self-raising white flour
  • 300g 10⅝ oz Unrefined light muscovado sugar (we use Billington's) Unrefined light muscovado sugar
  • 30g 1⅛ oz Cocoa powder
  • 1tsp 1tsp Baking powder
  • 4 4 Egg(s) (free range) beaten

For the buttercream filling

  • 250g 8⅞ oz Icing sugar (we use Silver Spoon) Icing sugar
  • 30g 1⅛ oz Cocoa powder
  • 80g 2⅞ oz Butter (unsalted) softened
  • 25ml 1 fl oz Milk (whole)

For the chocolate ganache

  • 200g 7⅛ oz Dark chocolate
  • 200g 7⅛ oz Double cream
  • 200g 7⅛ oz Maltesers

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The Method Enter Bake mode

  1. Classic mode Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 180°C (170°C fan, gas mark 4). Put some water in a cake tin or roasting tin and put in the base of the oven. Line 2 x 20cm sandwich tins with baking parchment.

  2. Classic mode Step 2

    In a small pan set over a very low heat melt together the chocolate and butter with 100ml water. The mixture will be smooth and glossy.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 200g 7⅛ oz Dark chocolate
    • 200g 7⅛ oz Butter (unsalted) softened
  3. Classic mode Step 3

    Sift together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder and baking powder. Mix in the eggs until well blended. Stir in the chocolate and butter. Spoon into the prepared tins and smooth the top.

    Ingredients for this step

  4. Classic mode Step 4

    Bake for 30 minutes, until a skewer comes out clean when inserted. Remove from the tin and set aside on a wire rack to cool.

  5. Classic mode Step 5

    Meanwhile, make the buttercream by beating together the icing sugar, cocoa powder, butter and milk. Fill the two sponges, sandwiching them together and use the remaining buttercream to cover the sides and top of the cake.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 250g 8⅞ oz Icing sugar (we use Silver Spoon) Icing sugar
    • 30g 1⅛ oz Cocoa powder
    • 80g 2⅞ oz Butter (unsalted) softened
    • 25ml 1 fl oz Milk (whole)
  6. Classic mode Step 6

    To make the ganache, heat the dark chocolate and cream together over a low heat until it becomes smooth and glossy. Carefully pour on to the top of the cake and with a pallet knife smooth to cover the top and coax some drips down the side of the cake.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 60 60 Unrefined golden icing sugar
    • 20g ¾ oz Cocoa powder
    • 1 1 Water
  7. Classic mode Step 7

    Finish by decorating with Malteasers and a cake topper.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 200g 7⅛ oz Maltesers