Wishing you a happy Easter!
Nigella Lawson’s old-fashioned chocolate cake is one our family favorite, and I’ve baked it several times. It’s indeed one of the easiest and delicious cake to work up.
Since I’ve done this a few times thought of tweaking the recipe a bit this time; opted not to frost the cake, instead crammed the cake layer with whipped cream and dusted with confectionery sugar . My little one was bighearted to share her candy coated Chocolate Eggs to top the cake.
I am very happy as how the cake tasted particularly the texture. Holla! A new recipe is here 🙂
- Cake flour – 200 grams
- Unsalted butter – 170 grams, @ room temperature
- Egg – 2, @ room temperature
- Caster sugar – 200 grams
- Heavy cream – 140 mls, @ room temperature
- Baking powder – ½ teaspoon
- Coco powder – 30 grams
- Vanilla essence – 1 teaspoon
- Ground cinnamon – 1/4 teaspoon
- Salt – ¼ teaspoon
Preheat the oven to 180C. Grease two 7 inches round cake tins and line the base with a baking sheet. Sift the flour, coco powder, baking powder, salt and ground cinnamon.
In mixing bowl, Beat the butter, sugar, essence till fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time till well combined. Gradually add the flour and cream. Mix well till everything is well combined. Make sure not to over beat.
Spread the mixture into the prepared cake tins and bake for 25-30 minutes or till the toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the center of the cake.
When the cakes are cooled completely, frost the cakes as desired.
12 thoughts on “Old fashioned chocolate cake”
they look decadent and moreish, picture perfect!
Wow amazing cake and the pictures…too gud trxture
Looking lovely rekha….
please give me that piece… I am game for it… yum!!!
Old is, indeed, gold! 🙂
looks like a lovely cake!
Nigella’s chocolate cake is my staple recipe! It’s so consistently successful 🙂 I love the Easter theme you’ve taken here, it looks delicious!
A lovely cake! It looks amazing.
Beautiful cake, and really great that Sana was generous to part with some of her chocolate eggs for that easter themed cake.
The cake looks gorgeous!! And the clicks are awesome. Great post Rekha 😀 I am not able to take my eyes off it!!
Just love the first pic Rekha ! Wonderful version of cake ..
Hard to stop at just one slice:) would love you to visit my blog smtime