Independence Chocolate cake

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baking, cake, chocolate, independence day, thermomix, Uncategorized


That's July 4 over for another year, but I couldn't let it pass without a cake! This double chocolate cake is from the Thermomix fast and easy cooking, but you could easily make it using a stand mixer.

You'll need

  • 100g unsalted softened butter
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 220g plain flour/ cake flour
  • 50g cocoa powder
  • 1tsp bicarbonate soda
  • 240g buttermilk

I made this in 6″ /18cm tins to make it deep and tall, but you can easily use any size up to 22cm, bearing in mind that the layers will be less deep the wider you go. I think there is something impressive about small high cakes!

Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, add eggs beating well between each addition, then add sifted flour and cocoa and bicarbonate. Finally add the buttermilk and tip into prepared tins and bake at 180°c/350°F for about 30 minutes until a skewer comes out clean.

This recipe is in the fast and easy Thermomix cookbook and uses the whisk method, speed 3-4. So easy, so fast!

To finish, you'll need

  • 250g good quality chocolate
  • 250g sour cream
  • 250g whipping cream

Once the cakes are cooled, spread with chocolate filling. Melt 250g good quality chocolate (50° speed 2 in the Thermomix, it'll take about 3 minutes, just check it's fully melted, add 250g sour cream when cooled a little. Alternatively melt in a microwave (carefully!) or in a bowl set over, but not touching, pan of boiling water.

Spread the chocolate filling between the layers of refrigerated cake- much easier to decorate refrigerated cakes- so much easier than the crumb fight you'd have with soft, freshly baked sponge!

You could layer whipped cream with the chocolate, but here I have used the cream for the cover so that the red, white and blue can take shape for the theme.

This is a full proof, deliciously light chocolate cake- do give it a try.


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hi! i am Anne (hence vANNilla) - two 'N's autocorrect WILL autocorrect - grrrrrr I can most often be found cooking up a storm in the kitchen,(with my trusty thermomix) behind a camera or a kindle. If you are a traveller/photographer my bog is @vannilla If you have come as a baker my blog is i studied economics in Edinburgh in the early 70's; now retired from a day job, on paper i have plenty of time to explore the blogosphere and enjoy the shared experiences of others. like every other retiree i know we wonder how we fitted in a day job. I split my time between Guernsey,. In the Channel Islands -a 20-odd square mile island with 60thousand+ inhabitants- and Phoenix, Arizona. The mix is perfect- the former is beautiful but attacks of cabin fever are never too far away. Arizona, on the other hand IS king of the open road and has THE biggest bluest sky EVER. my blogs revolve around baking (vannillarock) and photography/travel if you like what you see please do start a conversation :)

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