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Mary Berry Chocolate Cake Recipe


Mary Berry Chocolate Cake Recipe

Are you craving a delectable chocolate cake that’s both easy to make and irresistibly delicious? Look no further than Mary Berry’s renowned chocolate cake recipe. In this article, we’ll guide you through each step, ensuring your baking experience is a delightful success.


For the Cake:

  • 200g (7oz) of high-quality dark chocolate
  • 200g (7oz) unsalted butter
  • 200g (7oz) self-raising flour
  • 200g (7oz) golden caster sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons of milk

For the Icing:

  • 200g (7oz) dark chocolate
  • 200ml (7fl oz) double cream
  • 1 tablespoon of golden syrup

Step-by-Step Instructions

Preheat the Oven

Before you begin, preheat your oven to 180°C (160°C fan/350°F/gas 4). Grease and line two 20cm (8in) sandwich tins.

Melt the Chocolate

Break the dark chocolate into pieces and melt it with the butter in a heatproof bowl over simmering water. Allow it to cool slightly.

Mix the Dry Ingredients

In a separate bowl, sift the self-raising flour, cocoa powder, and baking powder together.

Beat the Eggs

In a large mixing bowl, beat the eggs and golden caster sugar until light and fluffy.

Combine the Mixtures

Pour the melted chocolate mixture into the beaten eggs and sugar, stirring gently. Add the sifted dry ingredients and mix until well combined.

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Add Milk

Stir in the milk to achieve a smooth consistency.

Divide and Bake

Divide the mixture between the prepared cake tins and smooth the tops. Bake in the preheated oven for 25–30 minutes or until the cakes spring back when touched.

Prepare the Icing

While the cakes are baking, prepare the icing. Melt the dark chocolate, double cream, and golden syrup together until smooth.

Assemble the Cake

Once the cakes are cooled, spread a layer of icing on top of one cake and sandwich the second cake on top. Use the remaining icing to cover the top and sides of the cake.

Congratulations! You’ve successfully recreated Mary Berry’s irresistible chocolate cake. This indulgent treat is perfect for any occasion and is sure to impress your friends and family. Enjoy every decadent bite!

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