It has become a tradition in my house that I make all the birthday cakes. Yes even my own. I love baking so much and my birthday cake this year as agreed by my family is the tastiest cake I've made yet, so today I thought I would create my first ever recipe post and share how I made this cake with you all!
What you'll need:
For the Cake
75g of Cocoa Powder
9tbsp of Boiling Water
150g of Unsalted Butter
110g of Golden Syrup
315g of Golden Caster Sugar
4 Large Eggs
75ml of Milk
250g Plain Sifted Flour
1 1/2 tsps of Baking Powder
Chocolate Chunk Pieces (optional)
For the Ganache
350g of Plain or Dark Chocolate (broken up)
225ml of Double Cream
First preheat your oven to 180°C/160°Fan/Gas 4.
Next in a large mixing bowl add the cocoa powder and water together and mix until smooth.
Then add the butter, golden syrup, golden caster sugar, eggs and milk and then mix again.
After that sift over the flour and baking powder to create a batter.
Now put the mixture into two baking tins and bake on the middle shelf of your oven for 30 minutes. To check if they are cooked insert a skewer into the center of the cake and if any mixture comes off when you pull it out leave it for a few minutes and try again until it comes out clean.
Once your cake is cooked leave it in the tin for 10 minutes to cool and then turn it out onto a wire rack to continue to cool fully.
To begin making the ganache first melt the chocolate in a bowl over a pan of simmering hot water making sure the water does not touch the bowl while constantly stirring the chocolate.
Then take the bowl off off the heat and add the double cream and stir.
Once the chocolate and cream have mixed set the bowl aside to allow the mixture to thicken fully.
Then spread half of the mixture between the two cakes and spread the other half on top. Then sprinkle your chocolate chunks or any other decoration on top.
And voila, you have yourself a chocolate fudge cake perfect for any celebration!
Thanks so much for reading, be sure to let me know if you try this recipe and how it turned out xx