Fairy Baking

Rich chocolate cake

Recipes

Rich chocolate cake

So if you are a faint of heart chocolate cake person, this is not the cake for you. Delicious and easy, this rich chocolate cake is sure to become a favourite with the delicious cream and strawberry jam filling;  and topped with a dark chocolate ganache. 

Product fairy
30 min
prep
20 min
cooking time
serves 8-10

Ingredients

Cake

  • 185 g (3/4 block) fairy margarine, softened
  • 330 g (1 1/2 cups) caster sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 3 eggs
  • 335 g (2 1/4 cups) self raising flour, sifted
  • 60 g (2/3 cup) cocoa, sifted
  • 250 ml (1 cup) water

Ganache

  • 225 g dark chocolate, finely chopped
  • 125 ml (1/2 cup) cream
  • 375 ml (1 1/2 cup) cream, whipped
  • strawberry jam
  • fresh strawberries

Method

Cake

  1. Preheat oven to 150 °C. Line 3 x 20 cm cake tins with baking paper.
  2. Cream fairy, sugar and vanilla together until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time beating well after each addition.
  3. Add dry ingredients into creamed mixture a quarter at a time, alternating with the water.
  4. Divide mixture between the prepared tins.
  5. Bake in oven for 20 minutes or until cooked.

Ganache

  1. Place the cream into a saucepan and heat through. (do not boil)
  2. Remove from the heat and add the chocolate, stir through until the chocolate has melted. Leave to cool. (The ganache will thicken while cooling.)

Assembly

  1. Place one cake on a serving plate, spread with jam and one third of the whipped cream.
  2. Repeat with the remaining cakes, jam and cream.
  3. Spread over the chocolate ganache and top with sliced strawberries.