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Willy Wonka Style Chocolate Cake

Chocolate is the flavour of the day today as Yudhika prepares an amazing spread of Chocolate dishes. On the menu is Willy Wonka Style Chocolate Cake; a creamy & luscious Chocolate Mousse; Choc Chip scones with homemade Strawberry Jam, a decadent Self-saucing chocolate pudding and a delicious Chocolate & Fig Pavlova with a touch of Chocolate

Ingredients

  • For the frosting:
    • 100ml water
    • 250g butter
    • 75g sugar
    • 400g dark chocolate, chopped
  • Cake
    • 75g cocoa
    • 200ml boiled water
    • 150g sugar
    • 150ml cold water
    • 185g butter
    • 185g sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 340g cake flour
    • 10ml baking powder
    • 7,5ml bicarbonate of soda
    • 10ml vanilla essence
  • To decorate:
    • Chocolate coated nuts
    • Malted chocolate puffs
    • Chocolate buttons

Method

  1. For the frosting:
    1. In a pan, add the water, butter and sugar.
    2. Bring the mixture up to the boil and stir well to ensure the sugar dissolves.
    3. Add the chopped chocolate and mix well, stirring until the frosting is smooth.
    4. Leave aside to cool and thicken.
    5. If the frosting is too soft, it may be refrigerated for a few minutes
  2. For the cake:
    1. Place the cocoa and boiled water into a little bowl and stir until smooth.
    2. Add the sugar and cold water.
    3. Stir to dissolve and leave aside to cool.
    4. Cream the butter until light in colour.
    5. Add the sugar gradually and continue beating until fluffy.
    6. When the sugar dissolves slightly, add the eggs one at a time with a teaspoon of flour.
    7. Scrape down the sides of the mixing bowl, and then add half the flour.
    8. Add half the dissolved cocoa and mix well.
    9. Repeat with the remaining ingredients, adding the baking powder and bicarbonate of soda with the dry ingredients.
    10. Add the vanilla essence and stir well to combine. 
    11. Divide into 3 x 20cm cake tins and bake at 170 degrees Celsius for 20 – 22 minutes.
    12. A skewer should come out clean when the cakes are tested.
    13. Turn the cakes onto a wire rack and leave to cool.
  3. To assemble:
    1. Sandwich the cakes together with the frosting.
    2. Frost the top and sides.
    3. Decorate with chocolate puffs, nuts, buttons and sprinkles.