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Chocolate mocha cake Recipe

Ingredients for people

  • Dark chocolate : 150 g
  • Unsalted butter : 200 g
  • Whole egg(s) : 6 whole
  • Caster sugar : 200 g
  • Self raising flour : 200 g
  • Baking powder : 0.5 Tsp
  • Espresso coffee : 50 ml
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder : 50 g

    For the icing
  • Double cream : 200 ml
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder : 50 g
  • Golden syrup : 100 g
  • Espresso coffee : 50 ml
Method
  • 1For the cake mix:

    Preheat the oven to 180'C.

    Melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl over simmering water (bain-marie). Stir the hot coffee into the chocolate.

    Sift the flour, baking powder and cocoa powder together. In a bowl, beat the sugar and the butter together until the mixture is pale and fluffy. Beat the eggs into the butter mix one at a time. Gently fold in the flour mix and then add the melted chocolate.
    Pour the mixture into a cake tin and bake for 30 to 40 minutes. After about 30 minutes check the cake is cooked by inserting a skewer into the centre. If it comes out clean it is ready. Allow to cool and then transfer to a cooling rack to ice the top of the cake.

  • 2For the chocolate icing:

    Place the cream, coffee and the golden syrup into a saucepan and bring to the boil. Whisk in the cocoa powder. Bring back to boil and simmer for 3 minutes. Allow the mixture to cool slightly and then pour it over the cake. Make sure the cake is cold before pouring on the icing otherwise it will melt.

Chef's tip

«The chocolate icing should be cold enough before pouring over the cake but still runny. The consistency should be of a thick batter.»

An easy to make coffee infused dark chocolate cake with chocolate icing.

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  • Preparation  20mins
  • Cooking time  30mins
  • Rest time  20mins

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