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Classic Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Buttercream (converted from Donna Hay)


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Ingredients

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Classic Chocolate Cake

  • 170 g Butter, Softened
  • 265 g brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 375 g Milk
  • 335 g flour plain
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 50 g cocoa

Chocolate Buttercream

  • 250 g Butter, softened
  • 320 g icing sugar/mixture
  • 50 g cocoa
  • 60 g Milk
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Recipe's preparation

    Classic Chocolate Cake
  1. Take butter for both the cake mixture and the buttercream out of fridge and place on the bench to soften.

  2. Preheat oven to 160 °c.  Line cake tin (22cm approximately) with baking paper and grease lightly.  

  3. Place butter and brown sugar into the thermomix bowl for 30 seconds on speed 5.  The texture should be creamy.  

  4. Scrape down sides using the spatula.  

  5. Add the remaining ingredients to the thermomix bowl (eggs, bicarbonate of soda, milk, plain flour, baking powder, cocoa).  Mix for 30 seconds on speed 5 and then 20 - 30 seconds on speed 8.  

  6. Pour cake mix into prepared greased cake tin.  

  7. Bake for 1 hour or until cooked when tested with a skewer.  Cool on a wire rack.  

  8. Chocolate Buttercream
  9. After cleaning the thermomix bowl, place softened butter in the bowl and mix for 30 seconds on speed 5.  Beat until pale and creamy (as shown).

  10. Add the remaining ingredients (icing sugar/mixture, cocoa and milk) and beat for 30 seconds again on speed 5.  The buttercream should be chocolate brown, light and fluffy.  

  11. Spread the buttercream over the cake.  Make sure the cake is cool or it will melt on application.  

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Tip

You can also cut this cake in half and layer with strawberries and fresh cream.  Buttercream can also be frozen if you have any leftover and used for another occassion.  


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  • Easy to make and tastes great. Thanks

    Submitted by Kymbo W on 11. October 2017 - 21:59.

    Easy to make and tastes great. Thanks tmrc_emoticons.)

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  • I've made this twice in the past week! It’s now...

    Submitted by Allisony on 15. August 2017 - 12:52.

    I've made this twice in the past week! It’s now my go to recipe for choccie cake. Makes the perfect amount of icing too! Thank you!

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  • I made the buttercream frosting for a chocolate...

    Submitted by ksam on 17. July 2017 - 21:25.

    I made the buttercream frosting for a chocolate mudcake cupcake recipe and it came out well. I did add 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract to it.

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  • Very easy with basic ingredients. It's a hit in...

    Submitted by SMD888 on 28. June 2017 - 19:33.

    Very easy with basic ingredients. It's a hit in our house!

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  • Miayoung so has mine

    Submitted by belindadavis82 on 16. June 2017 - 14:20.

    Miayoung: so has mine??

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  • Thank you for this recipe...

    Submitted by belindadavis82 on 16. June 2017 - 14:19.

    Thank you for this recipe!
    cake is currently baking!
    quixk question.. (I'm a new baker) why did the top of my cake split??

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  • wah It is amazing On my friends birthday I will...

    Submitted by guest on 13. June 2017 - 16:15.

    wah!!! It is amazing!!! On my friend’s birthday I will recommend this cake to all my friends and family members.
    I saw such cakes on other site :
    Online Cake Delivery in Delhi
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    Online Cake Delivery in Gurgaon

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  • So easy Fantastic recipe

    Submitted by JodieCunningham on 22. May 2017 - 09:32.

    So easy. Fantastic recipe

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  • Just perfect filled with jam and cream Baked in 2...

    Submitted by TST_Girl on 21. May 2017 - 13:09.

    Just perfect filled with jam and cream! Baked in 2 tins to make a 4-layer cake.

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  • Quick easy and very tasty Now my go to chocolate...

    Submitted by ShaunaJC on 16. May 2017 - 13:47.

    Quick, easy and very tasty. Now my go to chocolate cake recipe.

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  • Super easy and very tasty Have made it twice and...

    Submitted by tigereye on 9. May 2017 - 12:42.

    Super easy and very tasty! Have made it twice and both times it has been a winner!

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  • This cake is amazing so moist

    Submitted by Jeanniebeans on 3. May 2017 - 20:58.

    This cake is amazing, so moist!!

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  • Really nice chocolate cake. Easy to make. Will be...

    Submitted by vickiewalmsley@hotmail.com on 25. March 2017 - 13:38.

    Really nice chocolate cake. Easy to make. Will be making it again.

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  • Quick and super easy. Made 24 cup cakes

    Submitted by ajk on 1. March 2017 - 21:47.

    Quick and super easy. Made 24 cup cakes

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  • I just made the buttercream to go on a cake I had...

    Submitted by AuntieD on 11. December 2016 - 16:20.

    I just made the buttercream to go on a cake I had already made (different recipe). It was delicious! Didn't mix the butter by itself first - put all of the ingredients into the bowl and then mixed for 90 seconds on speed 5. Worked a treat!

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  • Perfect for kids birthday

    Submitted by cheekycook on 11. November 2016 - 18:35.

    Perfect for kids birthday cake! Everyone comments on how delicious it is and the kids eat it all up!

    thanks for sharing

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  • This turned out suoer soft

    Submitted by MGrace on 24. September 2016 - 10:48.

    This turned out suoer soft and beautifuL. i made them into cupcakes instead and cooked for 20min! Yum

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  • Great, simple cake. A keeper

    Submitted by ameliamlt on 8. September 2016 - 18:44.

    Great, simple cake. A keeper for when a basic chocolate cake is needed! Recipe is as it states and cooking time perfect!

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  • Delicious and yummy.

    Submitted by AnnaG3676 on 26. August 2016 - 04:51.

    Delicious and yummy.

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  • I made mine into 12 muffins

    Submitted by angenrod on 16. July 2016 - 15:44.

    I made mine into 12 muffins and they are super soft, moist and bloody delicious!!!  Awesome recipe. Thank you!!!

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  • Great cake! Makes a lot of

    Submitted by elong on 5. June 2016 - 21:50.

    Great cake! Makes a lot of mixture so if doing two separate cakes, don't cook as long - maybe 40 min or so.

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  • If I make this as cupcakes

    Submitted by Funchy on 1. June 2016 - 06:42.

    If I make this as cupcakes are they still moist the next day???

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  • I just made cake but it

    Submitted by Miayoung on 26. May 2016 - 17:03.

    I just made cake but it splitted  all over. Not sure why

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  • Made for a morning tea at

    Submitted by Hello2jen on 20. May 2016 - 08:01.

    Made for a morning tea at work, rave reviews!

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  • First cake I have made in the

    Submitted by dbaldi on 9. May 2016 - 14:24.

    First cake I have made in the TMX. Did not disappoint, made quite a large cake, could easily halve into two cake tins/silicons if you wanted a smaller cake or layer!

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  • This cake is divine!!! Best

    Submitted by Feesthermi on 6. May 2016 - 19:10.

    This cake is divine!!! Best chocolate cake I've ever made, hands down. 

    Could easily halve the icing quantity if you don't need leftovers tmrc_emoticons.)

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  • Best Chocolate Cake I've

    Submitted by Natty.Godz on 20. April 2016 - 17:07.

    Best Chocolate Cake I've made! The birthday boy was super happy and the cake was moist and light & the buttercream is Devine. I will be making this again!! Great recipe SeraJane!

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  • Absolutely delicious! Does

    Submitted by Tamika06 on 14. March 2016 - 14:59.

    Absolutely delicious! Does not disappoint yummo

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  • OMG!!!! I am not being over

    Submitted by travelling thermi on 28. February 2016 - 19:27.

    OMG!!!! I am not being over the top here. This was the nicest chocolate cake I have ever made and ever eaten. In the past all my thermomix cakes have been dense and underwhelming. This was light, airy and tasty. The buttercream was a delight. A big cake as well.

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  • What a fantastic chocolate

    Submitted by JaneB07 on 18. February 2016 - 14:57.

    What a fantastic chocolate cake! Thank you so much!!!

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  • Perfect cake!! Halved into

    Submitted by Thedizzylimits on 9. February 2016 - 09:03.

    Perfect cake!! Halved into smaller tins and just cooked till it was Done. Just perfect!!

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  • I love these Donna Hay cake

    Submitted by Fiona McBride on 15. January 2016 - 16:16.

    I love these Donna Hay cake recipes, so easy and they work every time !!!!!!   Yummo

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  • Thanks for sharing this

    Submitted by Lara Benito on 10. January 2016 - 21:37.

    Party

    Thanks for sharing this recipe.  I made it 3rd Jan for my daughters 4th birthday it was terrific. 

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  • Really easy recipe to make

    Submitted by L_Sylvester on 29. December 2015 - 15:41.

    Really easy recipe to make which was light and moist. We cut it in half, layering it in the middle with white chocolate ganache & maltesers and topped the cake with dark chocolate ganache. Thank you for the recipe.

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  • Love the cake!!! First time I

    Submitted by meifong16 on 12. November 2015 - 23:48.

    Love the cake!!! First time I made a birthday cake for my daughter and I'm glad I chose this recipe!!! Icing was enough to cover the cake but not enough if you want to decorate the cake it with rosettes. Might double the icing recipe next time.

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  • Has anyone made these into

    Submitted by LillyOC on 5. November 2015 - 22:32.

    Has anyone made these into cup cakes? if so  did you change it and did they work well? I would normally just wing it and do it but it's my sons birthday tomorrow and he wants cupcakes...

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  • This is our favourite

    Submitted by LillyOC on 5. November 2015 - 22:30.

    This is our favourite chocolate cake recipe and we use it for all the chocolate birthday cake the cake is huge which is great for our family of six and the buttercream icing is delicious yum yum yum.

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  • Super easy & moist. Made this

    Submitted by simonebb on 3. November 2015 - 11:49.

    Super easy & moist. Made this for my son's birthday. Was a hit with everyone. Followed recipe exactly but mine was cooked in 45 minutes. Made large round cake. Halved icing recipe which was ample to cover cake. Will definitely keep and make again. Thanks for sharing. 

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  • So yum. Would probably halve

    Submitted by superquilter55 on 12. October 2015 - 11:16.

    So yum. Would probably halve recipe for buttercream next time as it makes plenty. Cake was lovely and moist. In step 5 I felt the mixing time was too long. I mixed for 15 seconds on sp 5 and then 5 seconds on sp 8.   Big Smile

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  • Great recipe

    Submitted by AnnaScott on 3. October 2015 - 11:26.

    Great recipe

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  • Very very easy and delicious.

    Submitted by Mlburg on 22. September 2015 - 16:15.

    Very very easy and delicious.  It only took 40 minutes to cook in my oven.

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  • Fabulous icing - it was a hit

    Submitted by MeganF on 20. September 2015 - 19:51.

    Fabulous icing - it was a hit

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  • This recipe turned out

    Submitted by joybee on 17. September 2015 - 01:00.

    This recipe turned out beautifully. I did have to cook it for an extra 12 minutes. It's light and moist and is a perfect birthday cake for my granddaughter. Thank you. It's a keeper!

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  • Simple and moist chocolate

    Submitted by Melinda Hutchison on 15. September 2015 - 13:20.

    Simple and moist chocolate cake, this will be my new go to recipe. I made to loaf cakes, easy for lunch boxes .

     

    Melinda Hutchison | Consultant | Thermomix

     

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  • This is a beautiful chocolate

    Submitted by PatinaM on 25. August 2015 - 13:47.

    This is a beautiful chocolate cake, I made a cake with double the quantity to fill a Dolly Varden tin and it worked perfectly, definitiely recommend it!!

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  • A big thumbs up

    Submitted by DLFraser on 11. August 2015 - 15:19.

    A big thumbs up

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  • I found the cake a bit dry

    Submitted by MrsFrankie on 9. August 2015 - 16:43.

    I found the cake a bit dry but may have over cooked it. Made a big cake and is great for making kids birthday cakes

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  • Thank you!! Best cake ever

    Submitted by alisoncarter89 on 9. August 2015 - 05:12.

    Thank you!! Best cake ever and so so easy! 

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  • My go to birthday cake. A

    Submitted by kelsabels on 23. July 2015 - 14:15.

    My go to birthday cake. A winner every time!

     

    Kelly Fox Gentle stir setting

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  • Delicious, moist cake. 

    Submitted by Grubbybub on 20. June 2015 - 15:05.

    Delicious, moist cake. 

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