Chocolate cake

This chocolate cake uses hot milk and (I can’t tell you scientifically why it works out better, it just does, take it from me) in the recipe and just to add a little decadence to the cake I used both a chocolate icing on the outside and a meringue filling on the inside… It tastes just like melted marshmallow and who could not like that! If it is the last thing you do in the kitchen this year, make this fantastic chocolate cake. (2 x 19 or 20cm diameter cake tins)

What You Need

2 cups of cake flour
2 tablespoons of butter
1.5 cups sugar
4 eggs
4 teaspoons of baking powder
250 ml hot milk
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
2 ml of salt

Meringue Filling

Use this easy Meringue recipe. I mean it there is nothing to it.

You will have some left over so once you are done, make a small batch of meringues.

The Process

Preheat oven to 180⁰C.

Grease the cake tins with a little butter and make sure you get it into every little nook and cranny. Move the separator thingy(not sure what you call it) if you are using older cake tins and set them aside.

Crack the eggs into a small mixing bowl and give them a good beat with your electric mixer.

Add in the sugar and beat the hell out of them until they are light and fluffy, set aside.

Take a large mixing bowl and sift the dry ingredients, flour, baking powder and cocoa, together into a large bowl and set aside. You are almost ready to finish off.

In a pot on a medium heat, add the butter and milk and heat until you see bubbles forming around the edges. Let it bubble away for about 30 seconds.

Add the egg mixture to the dry ingredients and fold with a metal spoon until well combined.

Add the hot milk and butter to the mixture and mix well.

Now you are ready to finish. Pour the batter into the prepared cake tins and bake for approximately 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean.

Remove from the oven, allow to cool in the tins a few minutes then onto a rack to cool.

Sandwich the cakes with the meringue mixture (seen here), fresh whipped cream and Raspberry jam(done it and it’s delicious) or caramel(done and very sweet but seriously delicious) and ice with a rich chocolate frosting.