FAMILY CHOCOLATE CAKE
SERVES 12 PREP 35 MINUTES (PLUS COOLING)
COOK 55 MINUTES
200g dark chocolate, roughly chopped 200g butter, softened 1 cup brown sugar 3 eggs 1½ cups plain flour ¼ cup cocoa powder 1 teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda ½ cup buttermilk Chocolate Frosting 200g dark chocolate, chopped 125g butter, chopped ½ cup icing sugar mixture, sifted
1 Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C fan-forced. Grease a 19cm square cake pan. Line base and sides with baking paper. 2 Place chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH (100%), stirring with a metal spoon halfway through, for 1 to 2 minutes or until melted and smooth. Set aside for 5 minutes to cool slightly. 3 Using an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar for 8 to 10 minutes or until pale and creamy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Add chocolate and beat to combine. 4 Sift flour, cocoa, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda over chocolate mixture. Stir until just combined. Add buttermilk. Stir to combine. Spoon into prepared pan. Smooth top. Bake for 50 to 55 minutes or until a skewer inserted into centre of cake comes out clean. Cool in pan for 5 minutes. Turn onto a wire rack to cool completely. 5 Make Chocolate Frosting Place chocolate and butter in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH (100%), stirring with a metal spoon halfway through, for 1 to 2 minutes or until melted and smooth. Add icing sugar. Stir well to combine. Set aside for 30 minutes or until icing is firm. Using a wooden spoon, beat icing until smooth. 6 Spread icing over the top of cake. Serve. NUTRITION: (per serve) 2203kj; 33.1g fat; 20.4g sat fat; 6.5g protein; 51.1g carbs; 1.1g fibre; 95mg chol; 316mg sodium.