Thursday, 30 July 2015

Easy Party Chocolate Traybake

Rich chocolate sponge topped with a silky chocolate frosting and topped with a rainsbow of sprinkles, this cake is just the thing to whip up quickly for any type of celebration. 
Easy Party Chocolate Traybake - complete with rich chocolate icing and sprinkles

A couple of weeks ago I graduated from my MChem degree. Quite enough fuss has been made over that event and the other rpizes also received but I had to mention it once more because even though it was such an exhasting day, when it was finally over I wanted to bake. I pulled out my recipe file to choose something but after turning just a couple of pages I knew what I wanted to bake - my tried and true favourite chocolate cake recipe. Of course, I can never bake the exact same thing twice so here it is in its new persona.
Easy Party Chocolate Traybake - complete with rich chocolate icing and sprinkles
I've already showcased the recipe in this cookie dough frosted traybake and this tunnel of jam bundt cake but sometimes a simple layer of sprikles is all a cake needs. I should feel guilty for giving you the same recipe again but this chocolate cake is really too good to feel bad about. 
Easy Party Chocolate Traybake - complete with rich chocolate icing and sprinkles
The sponge is so soft and deeply flavoured that each bite is like sinking into a king sized goose down bed situated in a room filled to the rafters with all manner of chocolate delights. The icing is a sweeping of luxury across the top, silky and yet a little bit fudgy. Then the sprikles, well, do you really need an excuse for sprinkles?
This really is the perfect cake to bake to relax. Using the all in one method, everyhting is mixed up in one bowl then baked in one tray. Or if you need it for a party at the last minute the speed of baking this cake is its biggest virtue next to its flavour. And you never know, you might be so relaxed after getting it in the oven so quickly you feel you need to bake a batch of the best ever brownies to go alongside it. I'm always tempted. 


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Easy Party Chocolate Traybake
Rich chocolate sponge topped with a silky chocolate frosting and topped with a rainsbow of sprinkles, this cake is just the thing to whip up quickly for any type of celebration.
Ingredients
For the cake:
  • 170g caster sugar
  • 7 tbsp oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 120 ml milk mixed with 1 dsp vinegar and 2 tsp coffee granules
  • 155g plain flour
  • 1.25 tsp baking powder
  • 1 bicarbonate of soda
  • 45g cocoa powder
For the icing:
  • 120g icing sugar
  • 60g dark chocolate, chopped
  • 60g butter
  • 1 tbsp golden syrup
  • Sprinkles, to finish
Instructions
1. Set the oven to 170 C/150 C fan and line a traybake tin with baking parchment - mine was about 8"x11".2. Place all the cake ingredients into a large bowl, sifting the dry ones. Mix together until just combined then pour into the prepared tin and level off. 3. Bake in the preheated oven for about 45 mins unitl a cake tester inserted into the centre comes out clean. Leave to cool in the tin on a wire rack.4. When the cake is cool, melt together the golden syrup and butter in a microwave. Once combined stir in the chocolate until melted then beat in th icing sugar until smooth and glossy. Spread over the cake and add the sprinkles. Use the overhanging paper to remove from the tinand slice into squares.

This is going of to CookBlogShare, this week hosted by Hayley at Snap Happy Bakes.

10 comments:

  1. Looks a delicious chocolate traybake, love the sprinkles. Thanks for sharing :-) Popping over from #CookBlogShare

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    1. Thanks Sarah. I couldn't resist adding the sprinkles ;)

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  2. That looks awfully good!! It looks so soft! The sprinklers is a really a nice touch.

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  3. A simple moist chocolate cake is perfect for any occasion! I'd often choose this over a fancy cake! Looks delicious, thanks for linking up to #CookBlogShare

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  4. Yummy, I definitely do not need any excuse to have chocolate cake with sprinkles. The texture of that cake looks awesome. I also like that your icing has golden syrup in it. Will have to try that out.

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    1. It's my favourite base recipe :) I hope you do get to try it out - and that you like it!

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