Saturday, July 4, 2009

Melt & Mix Chocolate Cake

1 1/3 cups self-raising flour
1/3 cup plain flour
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1 tablespoon instant coffee powder
3/4 cup caster sugar
1/4 cup soft brown sugar
200g unsalted butter
1 tablespoon golden syrup
1/2 cup hot water
100g dark chocolate, coarsely chopped
2 eggs, lightly beaten
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 tablespoon icing sugar

Preheat oven to moderately slow 160C. Brush deep, 20cm round cake tin with melted butter or oil, line base and side aside with paper, grease paper.

1. Shift the flours, cocoa and coffee into a large mixing bowl. Make a well in the centre.

2. Combine sugars, butter, syrup, water and chocolate in a large pan. Stir over a low heat until the butter and chocolate are melted and the sugars dissolved, remove from heat.

3. Add butter mixture to the dry ingredients. Using a whisk, stir until just combined; add the eggs, mix well; do not overbeat.

4. Pour mixture into prepared tin. Bake for 1 hour 45 minutes or until skewer comes out clean when inserted in centre of cake.

Leave cake in tin for 1 hour before turning onto wire rack to cool. Dust cake with combined sifted cocoa and icing sugar.