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Chocolate Victoria Sandwich

by Sandra Lawson (follow)
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I've tried loads of different chocolate cake recipes, but this simple Chocolate Victoria Sandwich was highly complimented and polished off in record time. And you have my permission to lick out the bowls too as they're the cook's perks.



Chocolate Victoria Sandwich


Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes at 170°C
Makes: 8 servings

Ingredients
175g unsalted butter, softened
175g golden caster sugar
3 tbsp cocoa powder mixed with 3tbsp hot water
3 medium eggs, beaten
150g sifted self-raising flour

For the buttercream icing
1 tbsp cocoa powder
75g softened unsalted butter
175g sifted icing sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1-2 tbsp milk

Method

Preheat the oven and grease and line two 7" round sandwich tins.

Blend the cocoa with the hot water, mix to a smooth paste and set aside.



Chocolate Victoria Sandwich


Cream the butter and sugar with an electric whisk until pale and fluffy.



Chocolate Victoria Sandwich


Beat in the cocoa mixture.



Chocolate Victoria Sandwich


Gradually add the eggs, beating well after each addition
.


Beat Eggs




Beat Eggs



Using a metal spoon fold in half the flour, then fold in the remainder.



Beat Eggs


Divide the mixture evenly between the two prepared tins, level the surfaces and bake for about 20 minutes until they are springy to the touch and beginning to shrink away from the sides. Leave to cool in the tins for about five minutes, before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely.



Beat Eggs


Blend the remaining cocoa powder with the boiling water and leave to cool.



Blend Cocoa Powder Boiling Water


Put the butter in a bowl and beat or whisk until light and fluffy.



Blend Cocoa Powder Boiling Water


Gradually stir in the icing sugar.



Blend Cocoa Powder Boiling Water


Add the cocoa, milk and vanilla and beat until smooth.



Blend Cocoa Powder Boiling Water


Sandwich the cooled cakes with the buttercream and dust the top with caster or icing sugar.



Chocolate Victoria Sandwich Cake


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#Victoria Sponge
#Tea Time
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