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Chocolate Cake

60 Minutes

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Step 1


Preheat oven to 180 °C. Sift cake flour, cocoa, and baking powder into a large bowl. Add sugar and salt. Whisk briefly to combine.

Step 2


Add eggs, milk, vegetable oil and vanilla extract. Whisk well to combine until lump free - about 30 seconds.

Step 3

Add boiling water and whisk to incorporate. Pour batter into cake pans.

Step 4

Bake for 35 minutes. Set aside to cool for 10 minutes, or until cool completely before frosting.

Step 5

For buttercream, place butter in the bowl of a stand mixer with paddle attached. Beat for 3 minutes on speed 7 until it becomes pale.

Step 6

Add half the icing sugar and cocoa powder. Beat for 3 minutes - start slow, increase to speed.

Add remaining icing sugar and cocoa powder. Beat again for 3 minutes.

Step 7

Add milk and vanilla if using. Beat again for 1 minute on speed 7.

Step 8

Spread frosting onto cakes, or spoon into frosting bag and pipe.



  • Cake Flour
    ​265    grams

  • Cocoa Powder

       55      grams

  • Baking powder

       1 1/2 teaspoon​

  • White sugar

       400    grams

  • Eggs

       2        eggs

  • Milk

       250    ml.

  • Vegetable oil

       125    ml.

  • Vanilla extract
    2        teaspoon

  • Boiling water

       250    ml.

Chocolate Buttercream

  • Unsalted butter
    200    grams

  • Soft icing sugar
    250    grams

  • Cocoa powder
    30      grams

  • Vanilla extract
    1        teaspoon

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