Baking, recipes

Chocolate Cake

Attention all Aga owners and especially ElectricKit conversions – set your temperature to 180 degrees


This is the ultimate Chocolate Cake (with a nod to Lucy Young)

I cooked this cake for Harry’s birthday -it is Such an easy cake to make and it will feed 8-10 chocolate lovers



2 x 20cm loose bottomed sandwich tins, greased and lined


50g cocoa powder

6 tbsp boiling water

Mix together to form a chocolate paste


225g baking margarine – room temperature

225g castor sugar

225g self – raising flour

2 tsp baking powder

4 eggs

Now you need to add all of the cake ingredients except the cocoa powder and boiling water.

Following on add the cocoa mix to the cake ingredients and blend it all together.

When you have a lovely mix, fill your prepared tins equally and smooth the tops of each one.


ElectrciKit Aga owners – turn your temperature to 180 degrees and cook with the shelf on the second set of runners down from the top

Bake the cake for 30 minutes and remove to cool. You may need to insert the cold plain shelf below the dish to shield some of the heat coming from the element for the last 10 minutes of cooking


150g dark chocolate, broken into small pieces

Furthermore, 150 ml pouring double cream

Most importantly, leave this on the top of your aga in a bowl to melt.  Once melted, set aside to cool and thicken up

50g white chocolate – either chips or buttons

After mixing the icing,  cover the middle layer leaving enough to smoother the top of the cake.

Finally, decorate with the white chocolate buttons or chips and enjoy.




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