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Old-fashioned Chocolate Cake

Special equipment: 2 (each 8-inch diameter) layer tins with removable bases, buttered.

Makes about 8 slices.




I tend to keep my kitchen stocked with very good dark chocolate buttons (70 per cent cocoa solids) as this entirely dispenses with any need to chop chocolate before melting it. Do not dream of using normal confectionary ones (except just to eat, of course).

Recipe taken from Nigella Lawson's new cookbook FEAST.

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Posted by nettsuReport
I made this as a birthday cake (double the quantities) for my toddlers and it was brilliant! I think you can never go wrong with Nigella - although I would use the mixer to make the icing - I got a fair bloody work out...
Posted by RachidaReport
a very lovely recipe;thns for sharing
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tammy 123456789
can you pint it because my sitter has a dizbellt and than she will know how to cook this cake.thank you.
Posted by albattyReport
got rave reveiws in my house gone in no time .a must keep recipe
Posted by KMTVReport
i thought there was a problem with the recipie quantity, the 2 cakes were very small and flat, i used and did not forget the bi-carb or baking powder. sorry but this was one cake that was not what i expected, and the 1st time a recipe did not quite work for me. dont know where i went wrong.
Posted by ericaReport
if i just use 1 tin instead of 2 sandwich tins what size would i use
Posted by hungry girlReport
Hi Kim .... I'm intrigued ... would you be willing to share??
Posted by GM351Report
Even I made it, and i'm a bloke. Everybody just loved it. Just magic !!!!!
Posted by AG67Report
This is absolutely gorgeous!!! Nigella is just fantastic.
Posted by judith23Report
what can I use instead of corn syrup, I can't find it here in Australia