It’s been a long time coming, lost my mojo for life a bit but I am getting it back. Along with many our 2020 has been filled with sadness, illness and loss BUT next year can only be better.

Easing myself into blogging gently!

I made my friend a Diwali cake for today. Wishing all Hindus out there a wonderful day,

Chocolate cake recipe

  • 220g unsalted butter, softened
  • 100g milk chocolate chips
  • 220g (7 3/4oz) caster sugar
  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • small pinch salt

Preheat oven to 180 degrees centigrade

All in one method – bung it into your stand mix or use a hand whisk and put it on high for 2.5 mins until fluffy.

Pour into 2 x 20cm round tins

Place in the middle shelf of your oven between 20 and 25 mins until a skewer comes out clean

Leave to cool.

Mix 300g butter, 600g icing sugar and 3 tablespoons of Nutella together in a stand mix with a pinch of salt for 6 mins on high. Put a tea towel on high first or you will be a sweet icing storm!

Once your cakes have cooled spread icing on top of one a place the other cake on top.

Ice with the remainder of the buttercream and decorate as desired

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