Very chocolate cake

The recipe for “Sour cream chocolate cake” from Nigella Lawson’s “How to be a domestic goddess” was the base for this recipe. My mum modified it a little. The cake is really extremely chocolate! Quite sweet, damb and stays fresh for a long time. To decorate it I made icing butterflies, they look really great with dark chocolate.



200 g flour

200 g sugar

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda

2 tsp vanilla essence

150 ml sour cream

200 g butter

2 tbsp cocoa

2 eggs

2 tbsp water

2 tbsp vegetable oil

chocolate icing:

200 g chocolate (70% cocoa)

75 g butter

1 tsp vanilla essence

30 g icing sugar

125 ml sour creme

Sift into the bowl flour, baking soda and bicarb. Mix butter with sugar until they’re combined and add the rest of the ingredients. When the dough is well mixed put into two tins (20 x 20 cm) on graseproof paper and bake two pieces. Bake it for about 30 minutes in 180 degrees. The cake is ready when it starts to come off the tin sides – you can check it with cake tester to be sure.

Chocolate icing:

Steam the chocolate. Mix butter with sifted icing sugar and cream. Pour cooled but liquid chocolate and vanilla essence into the buttery dough. Mix until it’s homogeneous and smooth. Lay it between cooled pieces of your cake, on the sides and on the top.

Keep in cold place.

motylek lukrowy

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