After Eight Chocolate Cake

A quick glamour cake, perfect for every party! It all started with After Eight addiction of my boyfriend…

Chocolate cake
85 g. Salted butter + extra for greasing
50 g. Dark chocolate broken into pieces
120 g. Plain flour
140 g. Golden caster sugar
1/2 tbsp. Bicarbonate of soda
1 Large egg
140 ml. buttermilk
100 ml. boiling water

For the icing
150gr. After Eights broken
50 ml. double cream

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Step 1
Heat the oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4.
Grease and line the base and sides of a 22 cm square tin.
Melt 85 grams of butter and 50 grams of dark chocolate together in a small pan. Mix 120 grams of flour, 140 grams of sugar, 3 tbsp of cacao and 1/2 a tsp bicarbonate in a bowl

Step 2
Wisk together the egg with the buttermilk in a separate bowl. Scrape the melted chocolate mixture and egg mixture into the dry ingredients along with 100 ml boiling water.
Wizz briefly with an electric wisk until lump-free. Scrape into the tin and bake for 25 to 30 minutes.

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Step 3
Cool the cake in the tin for 30 minutes and put the cake on a plate afterwards.

Step 4
To make the icing, melt the After Eights and cream together in a saucepan. Then chill until it‘s thicker and spreadable.

 

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Step 5
Halve the cakeUse half of the icing to sandwich the layer together, then spread the rest over the top.

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Then leave it in the in the refrigerator for a few hours. Finally we decorated the cake with candy canes; whick looked very festive and sweet.

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If you want to find the original recipe go to: The BBC Good Food 🙂