Chocolate Lemon Cake

    Chocolate Lemon Cake


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    It's not a combination that people try that often but chocolate and lemon is delicious! This moist cake recipe is from my grandma.

    Serves: 12 

    • 125g copha
    • 1 1/4 cups (270g) white sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 cup (250ml) hot water
    • 1/2 cup (45g) unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 1 1/2 cups (185g) sifted plain flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon bicarb soda
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 1 1/2 cups (250g) icing sugar
    • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
    • 1/4 cup (65ml) lemon juice

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Ready in:1hour5min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease and line with baking paper one 23cm round cake tin.
    2. Cream copha, add white sugar gradually and cream until fluffy. Blend in the well beaten eggs.
    3. In a separate bowl slowly add hot water to cocoa and mix until smooth, dissolving cocoa completely.
    4. In a third bowl sift together the flour, salt, bicarb soda and baking powder; add to creamed mixture alternately with the cocoa mixture. Blend in vanilla. Pour batter into cake tin.
    5. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until cake tester comes out clean. Let cake cool then ice with lemon icing.
    6. To Make Icing: Combine icing sugar with enough lemon juice to make the icing spreadable without being runny or stiff (about 1/4 cup). Stir in the grated zest. Pour icing over top of cake.

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