Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Cream Frosting


Chocolate Cake

1 cup water

1¼ cups caster sugar

125g butter

½ cup cocoa

½ tsp bicarbonate of soda

200g dark chocolate

1¼ cups self raising flour, sifted

2 eggs, lightly beaten

Chocolate & cream cheese frosting

125g icing sugar

15g cocoa powder

100g cream cheese

125g unsalted butter

160g dark chocolate


Chocolate Cake Method 

Preheat oven to 190ºC conventional or 170ºC fan forced.

Line a 20cm cake pan base with baking paper and lightly grease sides of pan.

Combine water, sugar, butter, cocoa and bicarbonate of soda in medium saucepan. Stir over heat without boiling, until sugar dissolves. Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 2 min. Pour over chocolate and stir. Cool to room temperature (approx. 30 min). Add flour and egg and beat until just combined. Pour into pan and bake for 40 min. Cool in pan 10 min then turn onto cooling rack. Drizzle over chocolate icing.

Chocolate & cream cheese frosting Method

Paddle cream cheese and butter until smooth. Add slowly sifted sugar and cocoa. Beat. Pour in chocolate.