For quite sometime, I ‘ve started becoming a fan of all nigella recipes. And to go on, her old fashioned chocolate cake is a must try. This is outstanding because, the batter making is just the easiest of all the ones I baked till date. Measure the ingredients right and put them all in your blender and beat it or even process it. The texture and flavour is outstanding and you will believe it once you see the batter, such a thick and delicious batter and so is the cake. Give it a try.
- 200 gms all purpose flour
- 200 gms granulated white sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 40 gms cocoa powder
- 175g unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 2 large eggs, at room temperature
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 150ml sour cream
1. Pre-heat oven to 180 degree C (350 degree F). Place the oven rack in the middle of the oven. Line up a 9 inch round or 8 inch square cake pan.
2. Place all the ingredients in the bowl of your mixer, or you can as well use your food processor. Beat/process all the ingredients until all are mixed up well and the batter is fine and smooth.
3. Transfer the batter into the prepared cake mould and smooth the top.
4. Bake in oven for about 40 to 50 minutes until a tooth pick inserted into the center of the oven comes out nearly clean. Remove from oven and cool on wire rack. Once completely cooled transfer to the cake board or a serving plate.
5. I then sliced the cake horizontally into 2, filled with chocolate ganache, and covered up with vanilla buttercream, made some favourite roses, bright green leaves then topped with heart sprinkles and a name board with chocolate shards for a birthday celebration.
Recipe Adapted from: Nigellas