Simple Chocolate Cake

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    This chocolate cake's flavour deepens with time. Trying making it a day in advance for a richer, extra chocolately taste.


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    Ingredients
    Serves: 16 

    • 60g unsweetened chocolate
    • 110g margarine
    • 1 cup (235ml) water
    • 2 cups (250g) plain flour
    • 2 cups (400g) white sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) sour milk
    • 2 eggs

    Directions
    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Extra time:1hour15min cooling  ›  Ready in:2hours 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease a 23x33cm cake tin.
    2. In a microwave-safe bowl microwave chocolate, margarine and water until melted. Stir occasionally until chocolate is smooth. Allow to cool to room temperature.
    3. In a large bowl mix together flour, sugar, salt and soda. Pour in milk and eggs. Mix the cooled chocolate mixture into the flour mixture. Pour into prepared cake tin.
    4. Bake in preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Cool and ice cake with a chocolate buttercream icing.

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    This chocolate cake is the first chocolate cake I have ever made from scratch. I will NEVER buy boxed again! I used 6 tbs of coco powder in the dry mix instead of baking squares because I didn't have any, so I just added 2 extra tablespoons of butter to the milk and water mix and it turned out wonderful. Also I've never made sour milk before so I took another reviewers advice and put 1 1/2 tsps. of vinegar in the milk but it still was not sour in 5 minutes. I put it in the microwave for 20 seconds and it was seperated and was peeerfect sour milk. Thank you for this recipe. Everyone loved it!  -  04 May 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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    59

    Thhis chocolate cake is excellent. Moist, chocolatey, delicious! I'll never use a box again! But one caveat...do not use spray to grease the pan or the bottom of the cake will stick. I solved this problem by using butter and flour to grease the pan.  -  21 Mar 2004  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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    46

    i loved this cake. it was super-easy and came out so moist and yummy. why do people even use box mixes?! i used a cream cheese frosting which didn't go that well. next time i will try a whipped cream frosting! i had no problem souring the milk. i just added a bit of vinegar to the milk and waited about 20 min.!!  -  11 Jun 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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