Luxury Chocolate Cake

Luxury Chocolate Cake

Tags: Desserts Cakes and biscuits
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Impress people with this spectacular chocolate cake. A delicious, rich cake people won't even know is gluten free!

Ingredients:

For the sponge:
400 g
90 g
cocoa powder
6 tsp (gf)
baking powder
300 g
butter at room temperature
330 g
caster sugar
6 large
eggs, beaten
4 1/2 tbsp
milk
2 1/2 tsp
vanilla extract
For the filling:
500 g
butter at room temperature
1.2 kg
icing sugar
1 tsp
vanilla extract
4 tbsp
milk
150 g
dark chocolate
75 g
cocoa powder
For the decoration:
1 package
choice of Schär biscuits

Preparation

  • Pre-heat the oven to 170°/150°C Fan/Gas Mark 3.
  • Place the butter and caster sugar into a mixing bowl and beat well for 1-2 minutes using an electric mixer, until the mixture is light and pale.
  • Add the remaining sponge ingredients and mix for a further 2 minutes.
  • Place into two round 20cm cake tins that have been greased and base-lined with baking parchment
  • Bake in the pre-heated oven for 30 minutes, or until the cakes spring back when lightly touched.
  • Leave in the tins until the sponge has cooled before turning out onto a cooling rack.

To make the buttercream and decorate:

  • Beat together the butter, icing sugar, vanilla extract and milk until soft. Place 2 generous tablespoons of mixture in one bowl and 4 into another (the smaller amount for the cake topping and the rest for the cake filling).
  • Crumble 4 Chocolate O’s into the buttercream to make the filling. Spread evenly between the sponge layers.
  • Melt the chocolate in a small bowl over a pan of hot water or carefully melt in a microwave.
  • Pour the chocolate into the remaining buttercream and mix well. Add more milk if necessary to achieve a soft consistency. Spread this over the top and sides of the cake.
  • Decorate the top of the cake with your choice of Schar biscuits.
  • 16-17 Chocolate O’s are required to decorate the base of the cake.

At a glance

Preparation time
10 min
Cooking time:
30 min
Temperature
170°C
Difficulty
easy
Servings
10
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