Cake decorating - Making a cake for my mums b'day

amanda281, Jun 4, 4:48am
tomorrow am i best to bake it tonight or tomorrow was thinking it might be to fresh to decorating tomorrow, also what is a good chococlate cake receipe?Making a round cake with buttercream icing/flowers and some scrolling hopefully it turns out.....

rosathemad, Jun 4, 4:55am
Probably less stressful for you to bake the cake today so there is plenty of time for it to cool fully. My chocolate cake recipe is at the link below - it's a nicely textured simple chocolate cake, not overly rich (good to go with buttercream). The quantities given make a generous 25cm round cake, which I usually cook in two layers as it cooks faster so the edges stay softer. If you want a 20-22cm round cake just cut the quantities in half. :-)

marcs, Jun 4, 5:12am
This one here is very nice moist and fudgy. You can not go wrong with it.

Mels Secret Chocolate Cake Recipe
2 Cups of water
3 Cups of caster sugar
250gm butter
1/3 Cup cocoa
1 teaspoon of baking soda

3 Cups of self raising flour
4 eggs lightly beaten

Combine water, sugar, butter ,cocoa, & soda in a large pot.
Stir over medium heat without boiling until sugar is dissolved.
Simmer for 5 minutes uncovered.
Cool for 10 minutes.
Mix in flour and eggs and beat til smooth.
Pour into a lined roasting dish and bake for 50 minutes at 160c.

Check at 40 minutes. Stand for 10 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack.

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amanda281, Jun 4, 6:18am
Does this receipe make a deep cake. Thanks.

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