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How can I make a chocolate cake that is not two cakes sandwiched together?

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sethstarkaddersmum Thu 02-Dec-10 10:30:17

DS1's birthday tomorrow. He is v fussy and doesn't like jam and probably doesn't like chocolate ganache, buttercream icing or anything else you use to sandwich two sponges together.

so I need to make him a very un-fancy choc cake in only one layer. Can I just do a bigger sponge or won't it rise properly?

(I don't normally pander to fussiness, but you know, for his birthday I think I ought to grin)

QuintessentialShadows Thu 02-Dec-10 10:33:27

chocolate tray bake?

I use a 24 cm tall tin, and the cake comes out at 5 cm tall. I usually cut this in three, and put filling in..... Cooks for 50 minutes on gasmark 4

BigTillyMincepie Thu 02-Dec-10 10:33:41

Yes you can do a normal sponge. Just cook it for longer.

Try [http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/3092/ultimate- chocolate-cake?pager.offset=40 this] but don't do the icing?

canyou Thu 02-Dec-10 10:34:06

Make a fudge brownie cake and serve with ice cream?

225 gm butter
225gm chocolate
4 eggs
225gm sugar
110gm flour
Whisk the eggs and sugar [as for a sponge]
Melt choc and butter
Add the choc and butter to the egg mix
Add the flour
bake 30 min 160 degree

I will try find a choc sauce recipe if you want

BigTillyMincepie Thu 02-Dec-10 10:34:33

oops

OneFishTwoFish Thu 02-Dec-10 10:35:16

How about this one from Nigella? It might be a bit fancy for a child but you could always miss out the syrup and chocolate shavings.

RamblingRosa Thu 02-Dec-10 10:35:37

I usually just do one cake rather than two sandwiched together. Generally you should cook it at a lower temperature for longer to make sure it cooks all the way through. Make sure you use a recipe with plenty of baking powder/bicarb of soda to make sure it rises nicely.

sethstarkaddersmum Thu 02-Dec-10 10:42:21

yay, good old MN, thank you for all these replies!

the fudge brownie recipe sounds divine but Mr Fussy may object to anything slightly different so I will just do my normal boring choc sponge with baking powder and cook for longer, lower.
thanks again x

<goes off to make cake>

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