Fíonn's Chocolate Cake.....

Racquel Sweeney

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@racquelsweeney

My wee son Fíonn loves chocolate cake if he could he would eat it morning ,noon, and night.
So I've dedicated this cake to him saying he ate most of it anyways ....LOL.... hope you enjoy as much as he does ...:)


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Serves:

6-8 people

Prep:

25 Min

Cook:

1 Hr

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

7 oz
plain chocolate(chopped into pieces)
1 c
butter
1 -1/2 c
iciing sugar.
8
eggs separated (yolks in a bowl+whites in an other bowl)
1/2 c
caster sugar
1-1/4 c
self rising flour
1/2 c
ground almonds

FOR FROSTING

4 Tbsp
butter
2 c
icing sugar (shfted)
1/2 c
coco powder (shifted)
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1 Tbsp
milk

Directions Step-By-Step

1
pre-heat the oven to 170c/325f.prepare a 8inch round spring release cake tin ,cut out greaseproof paper for the bottom of the tin and grease the sides with little butter.
2
melt about 150g(leave about 50g of chocolate to be chopped up for through the cake) of chocolate over a low heat in a saucepan ,stirring all the time until it has melted .
3
beat the butter and icing sugar together in a mixing bowl with an electric mixer ,until light and fluffy. Gradually add the egg yolks and melted chocolate to the butter and stir until blended Whisk the egg whites and caster sugar together until stiff and fold into the chocolate mixture. Chop the remaining 50g of chocolate into chunky pieces and mix in with the (sieved) flour and ground almonds into the chocolate mixture. Fold in gently.
4
pour into your prepared cake tin , place in the pre-heated oven for 1 hour.. when ready cool in the tin for 15 minutes, then place in a wire rack to cool completely.
5
FOR FROSTING =
cream butter in a large bowl with a electric mixer until fluffy. blend in coco powder and icing sugar to the butter . Add to that a little milk and vanilla extract, do not add too much milk ,or the mixture will become too thin , beat until you have a thick spreading consistency . then spread all over your chocolate cake with a knife.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Irish
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: For Kids