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Chocolate Cake

Catherine Messig

For Dessert ( Cakes, Chocolate )


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Serves 6


1 1/3 cups plain flour
1 teaspoon bicarbonate soda
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1 cup caster sugar
1 cup buttermilk
2 eggs
125 grams butter (melted and cooled)
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
125 grams blueberries

1 1/3 cups pure icing sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons cocoa powder
20 grams butter (at room temperature, chopped)


1. Pre heat oven to 180 degrees celsius. Lightly grease a 20cm round cake pan. Line the base with baking paper.
2. Sift flour, bicarbonate soda and cocoa powder in a big bowl. Stir in the sugar. Combine buttermilk, eggs, melted butter and vanilla in a jug.
3. Make a well in the centre of the flour mixture. Pour in buttermilk mixture.
4. Using an electric mixer, beat on low speed until combined. Increase speed to high and beat for 3 to 4 minutes until thick and creamy.
5. Pour mixture into prepared pan. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean. Cool in pan for 5 minutes. Cool on a wire rack completely.
6. To make the chocolate icing, sift the icing sugar and cocoa powder in a bowl. Add butter and 1 tablespoon of boiling water. Stir until smooth. Spread icing over cake. Top with blueberries. Allow icing to set. Serve.


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