Chocolate Cake for a Crowd

Chocolate Cake for a Crowd

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This is a great rich and moist chocolate cake. It's good for a crowd because a small slice is plenty!


Serves: 20 

  • 2 cups (250g) plain flour
  • 2 cups (400g) white sugar
  • 250g butter, divided
  • 125g margarine
  • 1 cup (250ml) water
  • 8 tablespoons cocoa powder, divided
  • 1 cup (250ml) buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon bicarb soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 6 tablespoons milk
  • 4 cups (480g) icing sugar

Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:1hour 

  1. Sift together and set aside in large bowl the flour and sugar.
  2. In saucepan over medium heat bring to a boil; 125g butter, 125g margarine, 1 cup (250ml) water and 4 tablespoons cocoa.
  3. Pour cocoa mixture over flour and sugar mixture. Stir in buttermilk, eggs, bicarb soda and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Mix well and pour into a greased and floured sheet pan.
  4. Bake in a preheated 200 degrees C oven for 20 minutes.
  5. To Make icing: Five minutes before cake is done, bring to boil in a saucepan 125g butter, 6 tablespoons milk and 4 tablespoons cocoa. Remove from heat and immediately stir in the icing sugar and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence. Beat until smooth and immediately pour icing over cake. Cake may be served warm or at room temperature.

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