Rich Chocolate Cake

READY IN: 1hr 30mins
Recipe by JustJanS

This Chocolate cake from Aust. Women's Weekly Cookbook-Cakes and Slices-is posted in response to a request.

Top Review by fawn512

use this frosting for #2496 cake was in 2 (8x8) square pan. and this frosting was just enough to have a thin coating on top. I use around 1 1/2 T of water, i'm not sure of the right consistency of the frosting though. UPDATE: doubled the recipe and added 1/2 T corn syrup for added gloss, use around 3 1/2 T hot water, and it was just perfect to layer 2 (8x8) square pan

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Grease and line a deep 23cm round cake pan.
  2. Combine butter, essence, sugar, eggs, sifted flour, cocoa and water in a large bowl and beat on low speed with electric mixer until ingredients are combined.
  3. Increase speed to medium, and beat for about 3 minutes or until mixture is smooth and changed in colour.
  4. Spread into prepared pan.
  5. Bake in a moderate oven for about 1 1/2 hours.
  6. Stand 5 minutes before turning on to wire rack to cool.
  7. Spread cold cake with icing.
  8. Chocolate Icing: Melt chocolate and butter in bowl over hot water, gradually stir in sifted icing sugar, then stir in enough hot water to mix to a spreadable consistency.

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