Nanna’s Classic Chocolate Cake Recipe

May 1, 2016
I love my Nanna and ever since I was a young age, I remember helping her bake (well, maybe licking the bowl, but still). If anything, she’s got me into baking and taught me the do’s and don’ts, inspiring me to be confident in the kitchen. Today, I helped her make her classic chocolate cake which I’ve had for many birthdays in the past (and trust me, it’s delicious),  I mean, who doesn’t love a big piece of chocolate cake? So, without further ado, here is your new favourite recipe. 
For the sponge:
3 Large Eggs
225g Flour 
225g Butter
225g Brown Sugar
2tbsp Cocoa Powder 
1tsp Baking Powder 
For the topping: 
100g Butter 
200g Icing Sugar
200g Belguim Milk Chocolate
Step 1 
Preheat the oven to gas mark 4 (180 celsius/350 Fahrenheit) and line two round 8-inch baking trays. 
Step 2 
 Place the butter and sugar into a large bowl and cream them together until light and fluffy. Then beat in the eggs.
Step 3 
Sift in the flour and cocoa powder and fold into the mixture, using a large spoon or electric whisk. Add a little milk if necessary, to create a smoother batter. Then mix in the baking powder.
Step 4 
Pour the mixture into the lined baking tins, make sure you spread the mixture evenly with a knife or spatula.
Step 5 
Put your mixture into the oven for 20-25 minutes. Test the cake by tapping the top, in the middle. If it’s ready, it’ll be firm. Remove the cake from the tins and let them cool on a wire rack.
The middle and topping:
Step 6
Mix the cocoa powder and icing sugar together, once it’s mixed well, sandwich the cakes together with the buttercream.
Step 7
With the leftover buttercream, smother the top of the cake and melt the chocolate in the microwave. When the chocolate is smooth and runny, pour it over the top of the cake and let it set. Add decorations when the chocolate is half solid if you wish. 
And there you have it, your perfect chocolate cake in 7 easy steps. It hardly takes any time to make and you can customise it however you like. This cake brings back so many childhood memories and I’m sure it will for you too. Baking can seem daunting at first, but this is a recipe that you can try as a first-time baker.

 I’m sorry for making you hungry!

If you have any baking tips then feel free to let me know!

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