Blackcurrant and Chocolate Cake

 

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Blackcurrant and Chocolate Cake

Ingredients for the sponges:

225g butter, softened

225g golden caster sugar

200g self-raising flour, sieved

25g cocoa powder, sieved

4 large eggs, beaten

Preheat the oven to 175 c / Gas mark 4   Line two 8″ sponge tins.

Beat the butter and sugar together until soft then add the beaten eggs, slowly. Stir in the sieved flour and cocoa powder slowly. Share the mixture between the two tins and bake for about 35 minutes or until light golden brown and firm to touch.

Ingredients for the filling:

I filled my sponges with a layer of Philadelphia Chocolate Spread and a layer of blackcurrant buttercream.

For the buttercream: 250g butter, softened; 300g icing sugar; 3 tablespoons blackcurrant conserve.

Beat the buttercream ingredints together well until soft.

To finish the cake cover with a layer of buttercream then place in the fridge to set. Then cover with another layer and smooth with a pallette knife. Put back in the fridge to set. When the buttercream is firm the stencil can be placed on top of the cake. Sprinkle well with cocoa powder ensuring that the pattern is evenly covered then remove the stencil. I finished with a few fresh blackcurrants picked from the garden.

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7 thoughts on “Blackcurrant and Chocolate Cake

  1. What a beautiful cake, the blackcurrant buttercream sounds delicious and your stencil give a very elegant finish. I have some stencils I keep meaning to use, but I’m not too sure how to get the stencil on and off without making a complete mess of it. Your looks very well done. CCCs are such fun. It’s a great excuse to talk and eat cake. Thanks for entering this into WSC.

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    • Thanks! You really should have a go at the stencil it’s surprisingly simple! Just put the cake in the fridge for a bit so it is firm then the stencil shouldn’t stick X

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  2. Your cake looks stunning! My husband saw the picture just now while I was reading your post and said to me “can you make one like this for dessert tomorrow?”… I have no option now I have to make it.!!!

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