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Chocolate Cake decorated with chocolate buttons

Easy Chocolate Button Cake

Janice Pattie
Easy Chocolate Button Cake is a super simple recipe for a rich and delicious cake. This chocolate cake makes a great birthday cake and is always a hit with all the family.
5 from 11 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Cooling time 20 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Baking, Dessert
Cuisine British
Servings 10
Calories 489 kcal

Ingredients
 

FOR THE CAKE

  • 190 g plain flour
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp bicarb of soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 150 g caster sugar superfine sugar
  • 2 tbsp golden syrup
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 150 ml vegetable oil
  • 150 ml milk

FOR THE BUTTERCREAM

  • 50 g cocoa powder
  • 2-3 tbsp hot water
  • 50 g butter
  • 200 g icing sugar confectioners sugar

TO DECORATE

  • 119 g Giant Chocolate Buttons

Instructions
 

FOR THE CAKE

  • Heat the oven to 160C, grease, and line two 20cm sandwich tins.
  • Sieve the flour, cocoa, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder and caster sugar into a large bowl.
  • Mix the syrup, beaten eggs, oil and milk in a jug and add to the dry ingredients.
  • Beat well and pour into the tins.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes or until firm to the touch.
  • Turn onto a wire rack, remove the paper and leave to cool.

FOR THE CHOCOLATE BUTTERCREAM

  • Mix together the cocoa powder and hot water in a bowl.
  • Beat the butter in a bowl until smooth.
  • Sift in the icing sugar and cocoa paste and beat to make a thick buttercream.
  • Fill and top the cake with the buttercream.
  • Decorate with chocolate buttons.

Nutrition

Calories: 489kcalCarbohydrates: 64gProtein: 5gFat: 26gSaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 46mgSodium: 168mgPotassium: 252mgFiber: 3gSugar: 43gVitamin A: 203IUCalcium: 58mgIron: 3mg
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