Photos by Binky Nixon Photography
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!
339g salted butter at room temperature
339g caster sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
80g bourneville cocoa powder
339g plain flour
Pinch of salt
3 tsps baking powder
300ml double cream
3 tbsp s icing sugar
Seeds from 1/2 vanilla pod
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!
Lay down one of the sponges into a cake stand
Spoon a large dollop of your preserve on the sponge and spread evenly
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.
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