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Chocolate Cake

Makes: 1 Chocolate Cake   Oven: 190 ˚C / 375 ˚F
Preparation Time: 1 hour 30 minutes    Baking Time: 35 – 40 minutes

Ingredients

360 g Cake flour ( 3 x 250 ml / 3 cups )
3 ml Salt ( ½ tsp )
5 ml Bicarbonate of soda ( 1 tsp )
125 ml Cocoa ( ½ cup )
10 g Anchor Instant Yeast ( 1 packet )
250 g Butter
400 g Sugar ( 500 ml / 2 cups )
3 Large eggs
5 ml Vanilla essence ( 1 tsp )
250 ml Warm milk ( 1 cup )
250 ml Cold water ( 1 cup )

Method

  1. Mix the cake flour, salt, bicarbonate of soda and cocoa together. Add the Anchor Instant Yeast and mix.
  2. Mix the butter and sugar together, until light and creamy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
    Add vanilla essence.
  3. Add the dry ingredients, milk and water, alternatively to the butter mixture – mixing well after each addition.
  4. Pour the batter into 2 lined and greased 23 cm cake tins. Cover with greased plastic and allow to rise until double in volume, about 25 – 30 minutes.
  5. Bake in a preheated oven 190 °C / 375 °F for 35 – 40 minutes. Cool in pan and turn out. Decorate as desired.
Chocolate Cake