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Chocolate Cake

Always popular, chocolate cake is one of my faves!

Course Dessert
Cuisine british
Keyword cake, chocolate, halloween
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 8 people
Author The Gluten Free Greek

Ingredients

For Cake

  • 200 g gluten free self raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 25 g cocoa powder
  • 100 g plain chocolate
  • 45 ml milk
  • 150 g unsalted butter melted
  • 175 g brown sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 45 ml sunflower oil
  • 3 tbsp natural yoghurt

For Icing

  • 40 g unsalted butter
  • 45 ml milk
  • 225 g icing sugar sifted
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder sifted
  • 250 g chocolate I used a mixture of dark chocolate and milk
  • You may need extra chocolate for mould shapes if required

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat the oven at 180°C/Gas Mark 4/ 350°F

  2. Line the three cake tins

  3. Melt the chocolate

  4. Cream together the butter and the sugar until light and fluffy

  5. Gradually beat in the eggs, the sunflower oil and the vanilla essence.

  6. Sieve the self raising flour and cocoa powder and set aside

  7. Beat in the flour, baking powder and cocoa powder on low setting until the mixture is well combined.

  8. Beat in the melted chocolate.

  9. Add the yoghurt and milk

  10. Divide the mixture evenly into the cake tins.

  11. Bake for 20-25 mins. Allow to cool then turn out of tin and place on a wire rack to cool completely.

  12. For the icing, place the butter, milk and chocolate in a small pan and heat gently until melted.

  13. Sieve the icing sugar and then add it with the cocoa and beat until smooth

  14. Leave to cool stirring occasionally.

  15. Spread the chocolate and sandwich the cakes together. Finally reheat the remaining icing and pour over the top of the cake.

  16. You can then melt some more chocolate for the halloween shape moulds, should you wish and then once cooled, they can be placed on the top of the cake!

Recipe Notes

I created this as a halloween cake so used halloween moulds to create the top shapes using melted white chocolate.