Cake, Muscovado Devil's Frosted Recipe

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Submitted by viviankiki

Makes 8 servings



Recipe adapted (HALVED to make it only one layer, instead of her two) from The Heart of the Home by Nigella Lawson; dailymail.co.uk MAKE AHEAD NOTE Cake layers can be baked 1 day ahead & assembled before serving: wrap tightly in clingfilm & store in airtight container. Iced cake will keep 2-3 days in airtight container in a cool place. FREEZE NOTE Un-iced cake layers can be frozen on day of baking, each wrapped in double layer of clingfilm and a layer of foil, for up to 3 months. Defrost for 3-4 hours on wire rack at room temperature.

Recipe Ingredients for Cake, Muscovado Devil's Frosted

25 g cocoa powder, best-quality, sifted
50 g dark muscovado sugar
125 ml boiling water
62 1/2 g butter, soft unsalted, plus some for greasing
75 g caster sugar
112 1/2 g plain flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 large egg

Recipe Directions for Cake, Muscovado Devil's Frosted

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/gas mark 4.

  2. Line the bottoms of 20cm/8in sandwich tin with baking parchment and butter the sides.

  3. Put the cocoa and 50g dark muscovado sugar into a bowl with a bit of space to spare, and pour in the boiling water. Whisk to mix, then set aside.

  4. Cream the butter and caster sugar together, beating well until pale and fluffy; I find this easiest with a freestanding mixer, but by hand wouldn?t kill you.

  5. While this is going on ? or as soon as you stop if you?re mixing by hand ? stir the flour, baking powder and baking soda together in another bowl, and set aside for a moment.

  6. Dribble the vanilla extract into the creamed butter and sugar ? mixing all the while ? then drop in 1 egg* (see note), quickly followed by a scoopful of flour mixture, then the second egg.

  7. Keep mixing and incorporate the rest of the dried ingredients for the cake, then finally mix and fold in the cocoa mixture, scraping its bowl well with a spatula.

  8. Pour batter in prepared tin and put in the oven for about 30 minutes, or until a cake tester comes out clean. Take the tin out and leave on a wire rack for 5-10 minutes, before turning the cakes out to cool.

  9. FOR THE MUSCOVADO FROSTING:

  10. 62.5ml water

  11. 15g dark muscovado sugar

  12. 87.5g unsalted butter, cubed

  13. 150g dark chocolate, best-quality, minimum 70% cocoa solids, finely chopped, [92186]

  14. But as soon as the cake is in the oven, get started on your frosting: put the water, 15g dark muscovado sugar and 87.5g butter in a pan over a low heat to melt.

  15. When this mixture begins to bubble, take the pan off the heat and add the chopped chocolate, swirling the pan so that all the chocolate is hit with heat, then leave for a minute to melt before whisking till smooth and glossy.

  16. Leave for about 1 hour, whisking now and again ? when you?re passing the pan ? by which time the cakes will be cooled, and ready for the frosting.

  17. Set one of the cooled cakes* (see note), with its top side down, on a cake stand or plate, and spread with about a third of the frosting, then top that with the second cake, regular way up, and spread the remaining frosting over the top and sides, swirling away with your spatula. You can go for a smooth look, but I never do and probably couldn?t.

Categories

Dessert

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 63.4g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
184
Calories from Fat
67
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
7.5g
12%
Saturated Fat
4.5g
22%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
43mg
14%
Sodium
94mg
4%
Potassium
121mg
3%
Total Carbohydrates
28.3g
9%
Dietary Fiber
1.3g
5%
Sugars
15.8g
Protein
2.9g
Vitamin A 5% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 2% Iron 7%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
D
  Good points
  • Low in sodium
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
  • Very high in sugar
  • Contains alcohol
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