Simple Chocolate Cake to knock your socks off!

Recently we had a dinner that I had promised I would make some Black Forest ice Cream for.  I thought it would be really nice to to have a simple but decadent chocolate cake to go with it.  Let the ice cream be the star but have a nice vehicle for it to go with so this recipe came about.  It doesn’t need a lot of ingredients and you can have it baked and iced in an hour and a half.  I also added some cinnamon but you could probably leave it out if you don’t love cinnamon.

Now for the recipe

Ingredients for the cake

  • 200g butter, chopped
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cup self-raising flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 3 teaspoons cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/2 cup milk

Ingredients for the icing

  • 100g dark chocolate, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons cream

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease and line a 20cm round cake pan. Cream butter, sugar and vanilla in a bowl until pale. Add eggs, one at a time, and beat until it all comes together.
  2. Sift flour, cocoa, cinnamon and bicarbonate of soda together. Fold into butter mixture alternately with milk until well-combined. Spoon mixture into prepared pan and smooth the surface.
  3. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes. Cool in pan for 5 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack. Allow to cool before icing.
  4. To make icing: Put chocolate, cream and cinnamon in a small heatproof bowl. Place bowl over a saucepan of simmering water and stir until mixture is melted and smooth. Remove from heat and spread over cake.

TA DA Done and dusted!!!  Easy peasy!!!!

I’ll do up a post about my ice cream next.  It was the Bomb Diggity.