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Double chocolate cake with clotted cream icing

Rich & dense

This chocolate is super simple and is a real show stopper with double layers of chocolate cake. This cake will be perfect for any chocoholics for any occasion.

ingredients 9 ingredients
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Prep 20 mins Cooking 1 hr
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Ingredients

  • 125g butter, softened
  • 175g light soft brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 125g self-raising flour
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 30g good cocoa
  • 150g white chocolate
  • 227g tub Rodda’s clotted cream
  • 250g icing sugar

Method

Preheat the oven to 180°C/gas mark 4. Lightly grease and base line an 18cm loose-bottomed cake tin.

Using a sturdy fork, mash together the butter and brown sugar in a large bowl until they come together into a paste. Add the eggs one at a time, whisking well after each addition. Add the flour, baking powder and cocoa. Stir through until you have a lovely dark cake mix. Roughly chop 100g of the chocolate and add to the mixture along with 100g of the clotted cream. Stir to combine and transfer to the prepared tin.

Bake for an hour. Place a tray or some foil on the shelf below as a little of the fat may leak from the tin.

Meanwhile make the icing. Mix together the remaining clotted cream with the icing sugar and set aside.

Remove the cake from the oven. Leave in the tin for about 15 minutes then tip out onto a cake rack. Cool and split into 2.

Fill the cake with a quarter of the icing then cover with the rest. Grate or curl the remaining chocolate and scatter over the cake.

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Comments (10)

Marisa Batista says: 18 Aug 2019 at 2:19 pm

A simple recipe, but it looks delicious! fabulous! I really want to do it!

Becky says: 20 Mar 2019 at 12:01 pm

We haven’t tried Beth, but I am sure you could.

Beth Carey says: 02 Mar 2019 at 12:01 pm

Could you make this gluten free?

Laura says: 30 Nov 2017 at 12:55 pm

Do you need to keep this cake in the fridge if it’s clotted cream icing? Thanks

Belinda says: 28 Feb 2017 at 11:31 am

Hello, we would recommend that you keep it in a cool dry place and eat within 24 hours. Thanks

Lesley says: 29 Apr 2015 at 12:11 pm

clotted cream frosting recipe

ShirleyBlackwell says: 27 Apr 2013 at 7:20 pm

This looks absolutely scrummy…will be baking this very soon…. If I eat slowly, maybe the calories wont go on so quickly !!! I’ve already got the ingredients in the cupboard, and the clotted cream is already in the fridge begging to be eaten 🙂

Lizzie Ryan says: 04 May 2012 at 9:29 am

Excelent recipe, it must be delicious!

Carol White says: 25 Apr 2012 at 10:56 am

Really scrummy. I loved it despite finding it very sweet.

Maggie Hill says: 11 Oct 2011 at 3:36 pm

Now that sounds like my sort of cake – will definitely be trying this one out, maybe even tomorrow (goes off to put white chocolate and clotted cream on the shopping list!)

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