Rich Chocolate Cake

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

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1hr 30mins
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ingredients

directions

  • Grease and line a deep 23cm round cake pan.
  • 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.
  • Increase speed to medium, and beat for about 3 minutes or until mixture is smooth and changed in colour.
  • Spread into prepared pan.
  • Bake in a moderate oven for about 1 1/2 hours.
  • Stand 5 minutes before turning on to wire rack to cool.
  • Spread cold cake with icing.
  • 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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  1. 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
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  2. evelynathens
    Very nice. Simple, not too large chocolate cake. We ate it up and it went down especially well with glasses of cold milk.
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  3. JustJanS
    This Chocolate cake from Aust. Women's Weekly Cookbook-Cakes and Slices-is posted in response to a request.
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