Then each week we'll send you free recipes and craft ideas! ( Log Out /  P.S – How did you manage to keep the cake plate so clean? All Rights Reserved. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. 1 tablespoon light corn syrup Another tip from Nigella is to ‘remember to switch the two cakes around in the oven halfway through cooking time.’. 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You can do this in the microwave, but my preferred method is by suspending the bowl over a pan of simmering water. Spread the remaining icing around the sides of the cake and leave to set for a few minutes. I have Feast too so will have to try it. I couldn’t help but make this cake after seeing the video. The same goes for the icing. Preheat the oven to gas mark 4/180°C/350ºF. Copyright © 2012 - 2020, THE LIFE OF STUFF. I have to agree. Even more said that the cake was fine but that you had to watch it carefully and in most cases it was done at 25 minutes instead of 30. Come and meet the Creative Team! 1/3 cup cocoa Lot's of great baking recipes in that one. A cake made from the heart still means a great deal. View all posts by Jo, I am not a huge fan of chocolate cake either, Jo. Newsletter subscribers receive my cookbook "30 Ground Beef Dinner Ideas" absolutely free! 1/2 cup sour cream I decided to make this cake for Father’s Day this year and I’m really glad that I did. Totally worth it!!!! I’m a little embarrassed to admit that I didn’t know who Nigella Lawson was. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your account. ( Log Out /  She is a crafting expert and guru in the kitchen and has appeared online and in print publications many times over the years. Place confectioners’ sugar into the food processor and blitz to remove lumps. Someone on my Facebook page said that the frosting was pure food porn. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! 1 1/2 cups flour 2 teaspoons vanilla Visit, i only eat chocolate cake and i have made all kinds of them this one was okay my kids didn’t like it at all it took over 25 min to cook and i wont make it again wasn’t for me but thanks for sharing. Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out /  As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases. Place confectioners' sugar into the food processor and blitz to remove lumps. Just as I’m not big on cakes, I also tend to avoid anything that requires icing and decorating, but, as I said, this was a birthday cake, so off I went to the supermarket for candles and these little sugar heart thingies. Decorate how you’d like – sugar flowers optional but I recommend them because they’re pretty. I’m happy for you to use it, but please give credit where due. We use cookies on The Life of Stuff to personalise adverts, provide social media features, and to analyse how our site is used. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” ― Charles M. Schulz. I write, I bake, I chase sunrises, and I create happy endings. Change ). I probably should say at the outset that I'm not much of a fan of chocolate cake. 2 eggs, 6 ounces good-quality semisweet chocolate, broken into small pieces Fans of Nigella will love this chocolate cake made from scratch. I am sure hubby appreciated.xx. March 17, 2016 March 17, 2016. Take everything out of the refrigerator so that all ingredients can come room temperature. So after a little reading I discovered that she is a Food Network star (yes apparently I have been living under a rock) and has written several cookbooks (4 of which I will be picking up from the library tomorrow). Delicious ... Get the Recipe, This creamy crockpot mac and cheese starts with ... Get the Recipe. I didn’t have mine the first time I made it but it turned out great, however using one since has been … how should I say it?, a piece of cake? ( Log Out /  Spoon a third of the icing onto the centre of the cake half and spread it out with a knife or spatula until it’s evenly covered. Let them cool completely. The hardest part is the washing up – I hate washing up the food processor. Everyone loved it, perfectly moist and my husband loved the frosting. As for the recipe itself? To stop the icing running on the plate, cut out four strips of baking parchment to form a square outline on it. Method The sugar heart thingies are perfect. Having said that, it was hubby’s birthday on Monday and a birthday requires a cake – and nothing says birthday cake more than a double-layered chocolate cake does. Cracks that appear can be easily covered by the icing later. Spoon about 1/3 of the frosting onto the center of the cake-half and spread with a knife or spatula until you cover the top of it evenly, leaving about 1/2" from the edges. Did you enjoy this post? My husband loves it though, so iI would make it for his birthday. Nigella recommends the following should you want to go ‘the long way around and do it by hand’ or if you don’t have a food processor ‘mix the flour, sugar and leavening agents in a large bowl and beat in the soft butter until you have a combined and creamy mixture. It’s turned into a complete family affair. I have a lot of her books but her Domestic Godess one is my all time fav. To feature a post from Amanda’s Cookin’, you may use one photo credited and linked back to the recipe post. 1 cup sugar Someone sent me a link to a video of her making this chocolate cake on You Tube. Meanwhile sieve the icing sugar into different bowl. Unless I say otherwise, all photos on this blog have come from my camera – or my phone. Let the chocolate and butter cool a little. I thought it tasted great and the frosting was fabulous. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Why not subscribe to my feed, or better yet, to my free newsletter – Foodie in the Craftroom, which provides not only recipes but crafts from my other blog, Crafts by Amanda too! Take it slow so as not to burn the mixture. It’s from “Feast” but Nigella has kindly uploaded it to her website – you’ll find it here – and it’s an absolute doddle. Nigella's Old Fashioned Cake is layered with more chocolate at filling .As a bonus, there is a thick chocolate layer on top as icing. Remove the cakes, in their tins, to a wire rack and let cool for 10 minutes before turning out of their tins. Hi! Process until you have a smooth, thick batter. It is so easy to make and if you have a food processor it is even easier. Nigella recommends that the right consistency is found when it’s ‘liquid enough to coat easily, but thick enough not to drip off.’. Cool. Sit the other cake on top, normal way up and press gently to sandwich the two together. Nigella is an institution here in the UK. When it comes to the former, I’m perfectly happy with a couple of squares of really dark, bitter chocolate, and when it comes to the latter, well, while I bake it, I rarely eat it. I’ve taken on the challenge to cook my way through Nigella Lawson’s cookbooks. This featured ‘Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake’ recipe is taken from Nigella Lawson’s website But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” ― Charles M. Schulz. Remove the cakes, in their tins, to a wire rack and let them cool for about 10 minutes before turning them out of their tins. I’m Amanda and I’m the founder of Amanda’s Cookin’ I love to bake, cook and create in the kitchen, but it’s not just me anymore! Nigella's old fashion cake is to die for! 3/4 stick unsalted butter Make sure all your ingredients are at room temperature, so take them out of the fridge before you start. Hi, Jo – I completely agree that washing up the food processor is a real drag. When the golden syrup, chocolate and icing sugar has been mixed you might need to add a teaspoon of boiling water or more icing sugar, depending on whether you need the icing to be runnier or thicker.