Brit + Co Guides Logo

How to make a chocolate and vanilla cake

Make a Chocolate and Vanilla Cake

29
STEPS
INGREDIENTS
Gather all the ingredients.

Gather all the ingredients.

Mix 8oz of castor sugar with 8oz of butter or margarine.

Mix 8oz of castor sugar with 8oz of butter or margarine.

Whisk till creamed together.

Whisk till creamed together.

Whisk 4 eggs together

Whisk 4 eggs together

Mix into sugar and butter gradually.

Mix into sugar and butter gradually.

Sift in 8 oz of self raising flour, the cocoa powder and the baking powder.

Sift in 8 oz of self raising flour, the cocoa powder and the baking powder.

Mix in with a wooden spoon to help incorporate air into the mixture.

Mix in with a wooden spoon to help incorporate air into the mixture.

Make a hot chocolate.

Make a hot chocolate.

Pick your baking tin and make sure it is greased well.

Pick your baking tin and make sure it is greased well.

Mix hot chocolate into cake mixture and stir well.

Mix hot chocolate into cake mixture and stir well.

Put into greased cake tin.

Put into greased cake tin.

Bake cake for 30 minutes and 160 degrees. Tidy the kitchen, wash up and get ready to make the butter cream :-)

Bake cake for 30 minutes and 160 degrees. Tidy the kitchen, wash up and get ready to make the butter cream :-)

The cake should be spongy to touch when it's ready.

The cake should be spongy to touch when it's ready.

Turn out onto a cooling rack

Turn out onto a cooling rack

Eek! It worked :-)

Eek! It worked :-)

I put it in the garden to cool while I watered my plants :-)

I put it in the garden to cool while I watered my plants :-)

Gather buttercream ingredients

Gather buttercream ingredients

Half a block of butter.

Half a block of butter.

Melt for 10 seconds if its really hard.

Melt for 10 seconds if its really hard.

Mix with 4 oz of icing sugar.

Mix with 4 oz of icing sugar.

Add half a teaspoon of vanilla paste or some drops of vanilla essence.

Add half a teaspoon of vanilla paste or some drops of vanilla essence.

Mix with a spoon to begin with so the icing sugar doesn't go everywhere!

Mix with a spoon to begin with so the icing sugar doesn't go everywhere!

Whisk on high for 5 minutes.

Whisk on high for 5 minutes.

I'm making dog decorations.

I'm making dog decorations.

Get piping bag ready.

Get piping bag ready.

Pipe on your decoration.

Finished :-)

Finished :-)

  • Butter 8 oz
  • Self raising flour 8 oz
  • Castor sugar 8 oz
  • Cocoa powder 2 oz
  • Hot chocolate one cup
  • 4 large eggs
  • Baking powder one teaspoon
  • Icing sugar
  • Butter
  • Vanilla essence/pods
  • Chocolate buttons