Chocolate layer cake

Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Chocolate layer cake
A scrumptious cake for chocolate lovers!

For the cake

225g plain flour

300g caster sugar

80g cocoa powder

2 eggs

250ml milk

125ml vegetable oil

2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 tsp instant coffee

For the chocolate icing

200g dark chocolate

200ml double cream

White chocolate shavings, to taste

Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas 4. Grease and line two 20cm cake tins.

In a large mixing bowl, place all of the cake ingredients and beat until well combined. Add 250ml of boiling water to the mixture and beat until smooth. 

Divide the cake batter between the tins and bake for 30 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Let cool completely.

In the microwave or in a saucepan, heat the cream and pour over chocolate. Let the chocolate melt for a minute and then whisk until the ganache is smooth and glossy. Let cool slightly.

Spread a thin layer of icing over one cake and top with the second cake. Cover entirely with icing and top with white chocolate shavings.


Preparation Time
20 minutes

Cooking Time
30 minutes

Main ingredients
Dairy, Flour, Chocolate, Sugar

Recipe Type
Party Food, Cakes & Baking, Easy

Special Info

Level of Difficulty

You can refrigerate the cakes for 30 minutes before building the cake, it will make them easier to handle.

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