Very Sticky Chocolate Cake with Fudge Icing
|Dark brown sugar||1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)|
|Sweetened cocoa powder||1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)|
|Self rising flour||6 Tablespoon|
|Vanilla extract||4 Drop (Adjust Quantity As Needed)|
|Walnut halves/Crystallized rose petals||4 (For Decoration)|
|Unsalted butter||8 Tablespoon (1 Stick)|
|Confectioners sugar||1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs), sifted|
|Cocoa powder||1 Tablespoon, sifted|
|For chocolate fudge icing|
|Unsalted butter||4 Tablespoon|
|Granulated sugar||1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)|
|Confectioners sugar||2 1⁄4 Cup (36 tbs)|
|Cocoa powder||2 1⁄2 Tablespoon|
Butter a round 9-inch x 4-inch deep cake pan and line the bottom with baking parchment paper.
To make the cake, put the butter in a mixing bowl and beat well, gradually adding the sugar.
Beat until the mixture is light and fluffy.
Sift the sweetened cocoa and flour together.
Beat 1 egg into the butter mixture, then beat in some of the cocoa and flour mixture.
Beat in another egg, and so on until the eggs and flour mixture are all incorporated.
Beat in the vanilla extract.
Spoon and scrape the mixture into the prepared cake pan.
Bake in a preheated 350° oven for 45 minutes.
Test the cake, before you take it out of the oven, by sticking in a skewer and if it comes out smeared with gooey cake don't worry: this cake is meant to be like that.
If you continue to cook it until a skewer comes out clean, the cake will be drier and not nearly so good! Cool for 1 minute in the pan, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
To make the butter cream, beat the butter, gradually adding the confectioners' sugar and cocoa.
Beat all together well until light and fluffy.
When the cake is cold, cut into 2 layers using a serrated knife.
Spread the butter cream over the bottom layer and cover with the top layer.
To make the icing, put the butter, granulated sugar and 6 tablespoons water in a saucepan over a moderate heat.
Heat until the butter has melted and the sugar dissolved, then bring to a boil and boil fast for 4-5 minutes.
Sift the confectioners' sugar and cocoa into a mixing bowl.
Gradually beat in the buttery sugar syrup, to make a smooth thick icing.
Spread the icing over the top and sides of the cake.