Chocolate Cake with Ganache


Chocolate Cake with Strawberries and Cream

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 10 serves


  • 2 cups self raising flour 1/2
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 125 grams butter melted and cooled


  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 200 grams dark chocolate roughly chopped


  • Preheat oven to 170 C or 150 C fan. Grease a 20cm square tin and line the base with baking paper. Sift flour , cocoa powder and sugar into a large mixing bowl and make a well in the centre.
  • Whisk milk, eggs and vanilla together in a jug and add to the dry ingredients, along with the butter. Fold together until just combined, but don't mix or beat. Pour into prepared pan. Bake for 50-55 minutes, until a skewer comes out clean when inserted into the centre. Cool in the tin for 10 mins, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  • For the topping , place cream into a small saucepan and bring to the boil. Add chocolate and turn off the heat. Stand for 5 mins, until chocolate is melted and smooth. Refrigerate mixture for about 20 mins, stirring occasionally , until thickened. Spread over top.


chocolate cake with ganache & cream & strawberries
chocolate cake with ganache & cream & strawberries

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