Edmonds Chocolate Cake

A basic no-fail chocolate cake recipe!

Simple to make, irresistible to eat. This basic chocolate cake recipe is a chocoholics dream!

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  • 175g butter, softened
  • 1 ¾ cups sugar
  • ½ cup cocoa
  • 2 tsps Edmonds Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups Edmonds Standard Grade Flour
  • 1 cup milk
Chocolate Icing
  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • 4 Tbsps water, approximately
  • ¼ tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 Tbsp cocoa
  • ¼ tsp butter, softened
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  1. Preheat over to 160°C fan-forced. Grease and line a 22cm round cake tin.
  2. Cream the butter, vanilla essence and sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Add an egg one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  4. Sift the cocoa, flour and baking powder together and add to the creamed mixture alternately with the milk.
  5. Pour mixture into the prepared cake tin and bake for 45-55 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Cool in the tin for 10 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
Chocolate Icing
  1. Sift the icing sugar and cocoa into a mixing bowl.
  2. Add the butter and sufficient water to the mix to make it a spreadable consistency. Flavour with vanilla essence.
  3. Spread icing over the top of the cooled cake.
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