Devils food cake

Cook: 40 mins
Devils food cake

60g cocoa powder

265g boiling water

260g plain flour

340g caster sugar

5g bread soda

250g softened butter

150g or 3 eggs (beat lightly)

10g vanilla essence

Icing: Ganache

400g or 1pt fresh cream

300g plain choc

400g milk choc

30g butter

Pre-heat oven to 190⁰C - fan oven

Dissolve cocoa in boiling water and add ¼ to the eggs

Mix together flour, sugar and bread soda

Add the softened butter and rest of (3/4) cocoa mix

Scrape down bowl

Gradually stream in egg/cocoa mixture  in 3/4 additions

Allow mixture to cool

Pour mix into prepared 10” square tin lined with parchment/baking paper. Bake for 40-45 minutes.

Icing and decorations:

Bring cream and butter to the boil

Remove from heat and add broken choc

Leave to cool

Spread over cold cake

Decorate as per photo using lots and lots of mini smarties for rocket and firework and hundreds and thousands for sparks...scrum-diddly-umpcious!

This recipe is by Ruth Macken

Cooking Time
40 minutes

Main ingredients
Flour, Chocolate

Recipe Type
Party Food, Cakes & Baking, Kids Food, Cake Stall

Special Info
Nut free

Level of Difficulty
Medium

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