A Little Piece of Cupcake… Chocolate Cake Recipe

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Naked Chocolate Cake…

Recently we launched our first Mr & Mrs Unique Online Magazine and Im pleased to say that tons of people have stopped by to read it and we’ve had lots of lovely feedback! We are currently working on our Autumn/Winter edition at  the moment, its going to be bursting to the brim of hot, amazing ideas and wedding inspiration!

If you have yet to look through the Spring/Summer edition you can do that here

Whilst going through the magazine the other day it reminded me of a lovely afternoon cake shoot I did with Louise from A Little Piece of Cupcake. The best thing about cake shoots is the fact you can eat them afterwards! Haha! Anyway, here Louise tells us her recipe for a naked chocolate cake… and yes it was demolished in a hour! Yum!

Ingredients…

339g salted butter at room temperature

339g caster sugar

6 eggs

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

80g bourneville cocoa powder

339g plain flour

Pinch of salt

3 tsps baking powder

Cream Icing… 

300ml double cream

3 tbsp s icing sugar

Seeds from 1/2 vanilla pod

 Jam…

Black cherry or black currant preserve

What to do…

Prepare and line 3, round 8 inch baking tins with baking paper.

Set your oven to gas mark 4

Mix together your butter and caster sugar until creamy

Add eggs one at a time

Pop in 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Sift in cocoa and mix so that its now completely brown mixture

Add flour, salt and baking powder and mix

Divide the mixture evenly between 3 tins and cook in the oven for 20/25 minutes

Once cooked, leave to cool for 10 minutes in the tins and then transfer onto wire racks to cool completely.

Now your ready to whip up your cream.

Pour your double cream into the mixer with 3 tbsp of icing sugar and seeds from 1/2 vanilla pod, whisk until cream is thick, almost think enough to hold above your head without it falling!

Now your ready to assemble the cake!

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Lay down one of the sponges into a cake stand

Spoon a large dollop of your preserve on the sponge and spread evenly

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On another sponge, pop a spoonful of cream and smear it across evenly, now put this sponge on top of the first one so that the cream meets with the preserve.

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Now repeat, now the cake is complete, just add another layer of cream to the top and decorate with fresh edible flowers and berries. Now Enjoy!

Thanks Lou for sharing. If you want to see more of A Little Piece of Cupcake over on the directory you can do it here

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