Devils food cake

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A recipe from the Good Food collection.


1 cup plain flour

1 cup self-raising flour

1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

2/3 cup cocoa powder

1 1/4 cups caster sugar

125 g butter, softened

1 cup milk

1 cup sour cream

3 eggs, lightly beaten

3/4 cup cream, whipped

Chocolate icing

50 g dark chocolate

25 g butter

3 teaspoons icing sugar


1. Preheat oven to moderate 180°C. Brush a deep 20 cm round cake tin with oil or melted butter. Sift flours, soda and cocoa powder into a large mixing bowl. Add sugar, butter, milk and sour cream; beat for 1 minute at medium speed until combined.

2. Add eggs, increase speed to high and beat for 4 minutes until smooth and creamy. Pour into prepared tin and bake for 1 hour or until a skewer comes out clean when inserted into centre. Remove cake from oven and leave in tin for 10 minutes before turning onto a wire rack.

3. To make Icing: Combine chocolate and butter in a small heatproof bowl. Stand bowl over a pan of simmering water and stir until mixture is melted and smooth. Gradually add the sifted icing sugar, stirring until icing is smooth.

4. When the cake is cold, cut it in half horizontally, using a serrated knife, and spread whipped cream on the bottom layer. Replace the top layer. Spread top of the cake evenly with a layer of chocolate icing.