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Claire’s Chocolate Cake Tutorial

With Claire St Quinton

Difficulty Easy

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Join Claire and find out how easy it is to make this showstopper rich and indulgent creation, an epic celebration dessert. In this lesson you will learn how to bake and decorate this delicious chocolate cake with rich ganache and simple homemade chocolate curls, sure to become a family favourite! If you want to know even more about how to make and decorate with chocolate then check out our other videos below.

Cake Batter Recipe

  • Pre-heat oven on to 140C
  • 200g chopped dark chocolate
  • 200g unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon coffee granules
  • 125ml cold water
  • 85g plain flour
  • 85g self raising flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 200g golden caster sugar
  • 200g light muscovado sugar
  • 25g cocoa powder
  • 3 medium eggs
  • 75ml buttermilk


  • Ganache Filling and Topping

  • 200g dark chocolate, or dark and milk chocolate mix if you don’t like it too dark
  • 300ml double cream


  • Home Made Chocolate Curls

  • 150g Milk and white chocolate for the curls
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