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Chocolate Coconut Cake

Easy and delicious Chocolate cake recipe
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 8 portions

Equipment

  • Two 8 inch Round cake tins
  • Food Processor or stand-mixer
  • Spatula
  • Measuring spoons
  • Cake tester or thin skewer

Ingredients
  

  • 200 grams plain flour
  • 200 grams caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 40 grams Sugar and Crumbs flavoured cocoa powder in Chocolate Coconut
  • ½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 175 grams soft unsalted butter
  • 3 medium-sized eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 150 ml thick-set yogurt

Instructions
 

  • Sift the plain flour through a sieve into a large mixing bowl
  • Add the caster sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, and bicarbonate of soda
  • Mix well with a spatula and transfer it into the food processor
  • Crack the eggs into the mixture, add the vanilla essence and the yogurt and mix roughly with a spatula before running the food processor to ensure that the loose flour doesn't fly all over the place. For the first 30 seconds, I lightly covered the chute of the processor with my palm to prevent the flour from flying out in a mist. Now, this is the reason I want a Kitchen Aid ;)
  • After an initial spin, use the blunt edge of the knife to scoop out what stuck to the walls of the processor and mix well with the cake batter.
  • Don't worry if you think the batter is very thick, another spin for about a minute should give you the required consistency to ''pour'' into the cake tins
  • Grease two removable base 8-inch tins with butter and equally divide the cake batter into each tin
  • Preheat the oven to gas mark 4/180°C/350ºF
  • Bake for 25 minutes and then test the center of the cake with a cake tester or thin skewer
  • My cakes were done in 25 minutes but you may need up to 30 minutes depending on the type of oven. The cakes rose beautifully but the top had cracks. The icing was there to save the day and make the cake look pretty
  • Remove cakes from the baking tray and leave to cool down on a wire rack