30 Jan Valentine’s Day Chocolate Cake Recipe!
What better way to celebrate love than with a classic, easy to make CHOCOLATE CAKE! Bonus points if you have a heart-shaped cake tin!
- Spray oil or melted butter, to grease
- 1 1/3 cups firmly packed brown sugar
- 3/4 cup skim milk
- 125g softened butter, cubed
- 3/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
- 1 cup self-raising flour
- 3 eggs
- 1 ½ cups pure icing sugar (don’t use icing mixture)
- 1 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1 tbsp softened butter or margarine
- 1 tbsp skim milk
Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease a cake pan with melted butter or spray oil. Line the base and sides of the pan with non-stick baking paper.
Place the sugar, milk and butter and eggs in a mixing bowl and beat until well combined. Add the cocoa, bicarb soda and flour and continue beating until smooth.
Pour the mixture into the prepared cake pan and gently drop the pan on the bench to release air bubbles. Bake in preheated oven for approximately 40 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the centre of the cake comes out clean. Set the cake aside for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack. Allow to cool completely before icing.
To make the chocolate icing, simply beat all the ingredients in a bowl on high for 2-3 minutes or until smooth (ensure you scrape the sides down with a spatula). Spread icing over the top of the cooled cake with the back of a spoon or flat knife. Enjoy!
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