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Rich Moist Chocolate Cake




    • 175g butter
    • 370g soft brown sugar
    • 3 eggs


    • 1 tsp instant coffee powder + 1 tsp hot water, mixed to dissolve the coffee granules
    • 1 tsp vanilla essence
    • 1 tsp rum liqueur
    • 1 tsp chocolate emulco


    • 220g plain flour
    • 30g cocoa powder
    • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • 1 tsp baking powder
    • 200ml water


    Preheat oven to 170C degrees C. Grease and line a 22?23cm round cake pan with greaseproof paper. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. AddBeat in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

    Stir in combined essences (A) until well mixed. Fold in sifted ingredients (B), alternating it with water. Turn mixture into prepared pan. Bake for 50?60 minutes or until cake is cooked through when tested with a skewer.

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tried it and says:

I'm dying to try this recipe. Only I can't seem to find chocolate emulco where I stay. Is there an alternative I can use?

You can opt not to use the emulco. Chocolate emulco gives the deep dark chocolate colour and adds flavour.

19 Jul 2011 10:45:00 AM


tried it and says:

Baked this cake and love it. Moist and soft and rich just like a dark chocolate cake should be. Even without any topping, tastes so good!

Reduced sugar to 350gm and replaced water with fizzy water.

21 Apr 2011 4:46:00 PM


tried it and says:

Easy to make. The cake was moist and light in texture. I reduced the sugar to 270g and increased the cocoa powder to 50g. Used milk instead of water. Quite happy with the recipe but thought it was not chocolatey enough. Will try to incorporate melted chocolate next time :)

18 Mar 2011 9:27:00 PM