Best chocolate cake recipie to cover in fondant??

turkey_foot, Jun 7, 8:34pm
im making my daughters cake this weekend for her birthday and will be covering it in fondant... whats the best chocolate cake recipie you have? ?

pam.delilah, Jun 7, 10:12pm
cover the cake in buttercream first, helps to eliminate crumbs and helps to fix the fondant icing

Dana’s Chocolate Cake Sophie Gray
1 2/3 c flour
1 1/2 c sugar
2/3 c cocoa powder
11/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 c trim milk
100g melted butter
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla essence

For the icing (make 1/2 if you using the fondant)
100g butter
250g icing sugar
1/3 c cocoa
milk to mix
1 tsp vanilla essence

Preheat oven to 180. Grease a 20cm diameter cake tin and line the base with non-stick baking paper.
To make the cake, place all ingredients into a food processor and mix (or just use a bowl and fork). Pour into the prepared tin and cook for at least 50 mins.
Cool, before icing.
To make the icing, place the butter and dry ingredients in a processor. Pulse to combine, then add a dash of milk and pulse again. Continue until you achieve a soft spreadable icing, then add vanilla.

turkey_foot, Jul 17, 5:19pm
thanks so much!