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Monday, May 10, 2010

Julie's Chocolate Cake

This is a "have to eat", super-moist, dense and rich chocolate cake, you'll know why from the ingredients. We shared this after our Mother's Day lunch. One slice after lunch was perfect!

Chocolate Cake

250g unsalted butter
1 cup water
½ cup cocoa
2 cups Plain Flour
2 cups caster sugar
2 beaten eggs
½ cup Yoghurt
1 teas Bicarbonate of Soda
½ teas cinnamon
1 teas vanilla essence

Chocolate Ganache

¼ cup cream
75g dark Chocolate
75g milk Chocolate


Preheat oven 180oC and grease a bundt tin or 20 cm baking tin.
In a small saucepan bring to boil butter, water and cocoa, boil for 3 minutes. Take off heat and allow to cool down to warm. Meanwhile, in a large mixing bowl add flour and caster sugar and mix to combine. Then add the butter mixture, beaten eggs, yogurt, bicarbonate soda, cinnamon and vanilla essence. Stir gently with a wooden spoon until all combined. Pour into baking tin and bake for 40 minutes. Remove from tin and allow to cool completely on a cake rake. When cool drizzle with chocolate ganache.

Chocolate Ganache

Place cream in a small glass bowl and microwave on high for 20 seconds until bubbly and hot. Tip both dark and milk chocolate into bowl ensuring all chocolate is covered with cream. Allow to sit for ½ minute and then stir vigorously until the chocolate has melted. If chocolate ganache is too thick to pour over cake place back in microwave for 5 – 10 seconds to slight melt again.


  1. This cake was sooo yummy! It's Wednesday today and the cake is just as, if not better than it tasted on Sunday. Definitely a keepsake recipe!! Jet

  2. OMGosh are you serious...this looks amazing! I have to have it! Too bad I am the only one in my family who loves chocolate.

  3. And it tastes better than it looks !! You've gotta try it, just make it, have a slice and share with friends - ENJOY and thanks for your comment. Regards, Amira

  4. hey Amira looks good.

    hey i baked on wed. i made chocolate chip muffins with nutella spread on top dusted with icing sugar they looked great n tasted delightful!

    i also made apple crumble

  5. yummy yum ! Thanks for your comments Seb.