Thursday, 23 February 2012

Ultimate chocolate cake

Chocolate cake

It was my brother-in-law and mum's birthdays at the weekend so I made them a joint birthday cake as a surprise for after Sunday dinner. I wanted to try a new recipe and I don't have a no fail favourite chocolate cake recipe so I decided to try the chocolate layer cake from the Primrose Bakery. It was AMAZING. 

Baking

Baking

It was a lot of work as you have to melt chocolate and also whip up egg whites seperately, but I think that this gives the cake a really light but chocolatey taste. The icing is equally amazing. I think I will try making this a few more times to really perfect it. I have just had a piece tonight that was leftover from when I made it on Sunday and it was AMAZING. I warmed it up slightly in the microwave to make the frosting go all lovely and gooey but even when I was cutting it it still felt so moist. 


You can find the recipe in Cupcakes from the Primrose Bakery here, or why not try your local library? (My library has a copy so it's worth checking out yours too)

21 comments:

  1. YUM that looks amazing!! I love chocolate cake. Hmmm I was just thinking about making one too...thanks for the inspiration! ;)

    Kc

    a-sparkley-silver-lining.blogspot.com

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  2. Ooh that looks gooey and delicious! I'm trying to give up chocolate for Lent - not that I'm religious, just for a challenge - but now I have an urge to bake a chocolate cake. It's only day 2!

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  3. I tend not to bake chocolate cakes too often, probably because I make them all the time at work, but this one looks great. I love that thick layer of icing on top! I don't have the Primrose Bakery book yet so this is really tempting me now!

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  4. I made that last year it was SO GOOD. Must make it again, it's amazing with whipped cream!

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  5. Looks so good! Trying not to drool on my keyboard. ;)

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  6. Looks delicious! My go-to chocolate cake recipe is Nigella's coca cola one but I'm tempted to try this one now.

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  7. Mm, this post is just delicious! I'm feeling a bit peckish now! x

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  8. Oh how divine! I have the exact same book- although all the Primrose cupcake recipes I've tried so far have failed so I stopped using it. Might have to give the chocolate cake a go now!

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  9. I need this cake in my life. I've seen this book so I will totally have to note it down for future purchasing!

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  10. Oh god I could eat that whole thing for my breakfast right now!
    You really inspire me to bake something Helen - your food always looks so yummy! I am toying with the idea of baking cupcakes this weekend. I haven't baked anything since I was a child!
    xx

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  11. Oh, this looks delicious! I'll definitely have a look at my library for a copy of this book, thanks for the tip :)

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  12. My local library has a copy too but it is in my house! not sure why because I'm on a diet but itis still nice to look at the pretty cakes :) I'm all about Welsh cakes at the moment mmmm x

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  13. Oh they look delicious, haven't baked for so long! Love your blog by the way, I'm a new reader!

    http://daisychurchward.blogspot.com

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  14. This looks amazing! Believe it or not I've never actually made a big chocolate cake like this!

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  15. I'm heading to my local library this weekend, I hope they have this!

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  16. this looks delish! seriously need to learn how to bake..or even cook haha. x

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  17. This looks so yummy! And it so doesn't help that I have given up chocolate for lent....

    X x

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  18. That cake looks amazing! And your description is making my mouth water!

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  19. Helen, you are killing me! This looks amazing!

    Maria xxx

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  20. This cake looks amazing! Love how think the icing is :) I've looked at that book before, it looks really good. I would be far too tempted to make loads of cupcakes though!

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  21. Looks delicious - I have so many chocolate cake recipes but I like to try new ones and, like you, often pop a slice in the microwave just to make top melt !
    http://missbbobochic.blogspot.com/

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