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The Best Basic Chocolate Cake

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It doesn't get any easier than this! We've even baked it in a ceramic dish which means no fussing with greasing tins or being intimidated by having to layer a cake. Just mix, pour, bake and frost with our equally easy Best Basic Chocolate Frosting. Finish off with some sprinkles and voila! The Best Basic Chocolate Cake, ever.
The Best Basic Chocolate Cake Recipe | SideChef
It doesn't get any easier than this! We've even baked it in a ceramic dish which means no fussing with greasing tins or being intimidated by having to layer a cake. Just mix, pour, bake and frost with our equally easy Best Basic Chocolate Frosting. Finish off with some sprinkles and voila! The Best Basic Chocolate Cake, ever.
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Ingredients

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Servings:
12
Serves 12
2 1/2 Tbsp
Dark Cocoa Powder
1 Tbsp
Baking Powder
1 pinch
1 1/4 cups
1/2 cup
1 cup
Butter , room temperature
plus 3 tbsp
2 cups
Powdered Confectioners Sugar
1/2 cup
Dark Cocoa Powder
to taste
Sprinkles
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Nutrition Per Serving

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CALORIES
523
FAT
27.2 g
PROTEIN
6.2 g
CARBS
67.3 g

Cooking Instructions

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Step 1
Preheat the oven to 320 degrees F (160 degrees C).
Step 2
In the bowl of a stand-mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, combine the Eggs (4) and Caster Sugar (2 cups) and mix on a high speed for 3-5 minutes until light and fluffy.
Step 3
Combine the All-Purpose Flour (2 cups) , Dark Cocoa Powder (2 1/2 Tbsp) , Baking Powder (1 Tbsp) and Salt (1 pinch) in a bowl and whisk together to get rid of any lumps.
Step 4
Add the dry ingredients to the egg and sugar mixture and mix on a low speed until just combined.
Step 5
Combine the Butter (1/2 cup) and Milk (1 cup) in a saucepan and melt the butter over a low heat. Bring to the boil and remove from the heat.
Step 6
Add the boiled milk and butter mixture to the bowl of the stand mixer, and whisk on high until completely combined.
Step 7
Pour the cake batter into an oven-proof dish and place in the oven. Bake for around 45-60 minutes.
Step 8
Remove the cake from the oven and allow to cool completely. While the cake is cooling, make the frosting.
Step 9
Place the Butter (1 cup) in the bowl of a stand mixer with the paddle attached.
Step 10
Mix on a high speed until the butter becomes light and pale, around 5 minutes.
Step 11
Add the Powdered Confectioners Sugar (2 cups) and Dark Cocoa Powder (1/2 cup) , mix on a high speed until thick and combined.
Step 12
Add the Milk (1/4 cup) and continue mixing until light and fluffy.
Step 13
Frost the cake using an off-set spatula knife.
Step 14
Decorate with Sprinkles (to taste) . Serve and enjoy!
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Nutrition Per Serving
Calories
523
% Daily Value*
Fat
27.2 g
35%
Saturated Fat
16.4 g
82%
Trans Fat
0.0 g
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Cholesterol
127.7 mg
43%
Carbohydrates
67.3 g
24%
Fiber
2.3 g
8%
Sugars
49.3 g
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Protein
6.2 g
12%
Sodium
177.9 mg
8%
Vitamin D
0.3 µg
2%
Calcium
103.2 mg
8%
Iron
1.9 mg
11%
Potassium
122.8 mg
3%
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