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Decadent Chocolate Cake

Decadent Chocolate Cake is an easy, decadent four layer Chocolate Cake with different fillings (chocolate icing, caramel and more!) fillings – perfect for any occasion.

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Decadent Chocolate Cake - So easy ! 4 Layer Cake with different fillings - Moist, decadent and the best Chocolate Cake ever !

Anyone watch the Rugby Saturday ? In South Africa Rugby is HUGE !

Really, when our provincial teams play against each other or in a Series like the Super Rugby (4 teams each of South Africa, New Zealand and Australia), you stand by your team.


Decadent Chocolate Cake - So easy ! 4 Layer Cake with different fillings - Moist, decadent and the best Chocolate Cake ever !

Mine of course is the Blue Bulls – as I said in a previous post, always has been and always will be !

But … enter the world of International Rugby ! All (well, most ) South Africans stand together. Suddenly the provincial team players you hated last week, are now the BEST.

This past Saturday the Springboks won the second of three matches against England.

Great stuff, there are a lot of new players, new combinations etc, but we will climb our way to the very top again. That’s the way in the Rugby World in South Africa.

Decadent Chocolate Cake - So easy ! 4 Layer Cake with different fillings - Moist, decadent and the best Chocolate Cake ever !

Anyhow, you must be wondering why all the rugby talk ? Because we have a cookbook called “Springbok Kitchen” where old and new players show their way in the kitchen.

Yes, this cake recipe is from none other than our fast, very experienced wing Bryan Habana.

Decadent Chocolate Cake - So easy ! 4 Layer Cake with different fillings - Moist, decadent and the best Chocolate Cake ever !

I have made the Chocolate Cake several times and it is DELICIOUS – and exactly what the name says – “Decadent” !

Four layers with different Fillings !

Decadent Chocolate Cake - So easy ! 4 Layer Cake with different fillings - Moist, decadent and the best Chocolate Cake ever !

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Decadent Chocolate Cake

 

Yield: 10 Servings

Decadent Chocolate Cake

Decadent Chocolate Cake

Decadent Chocolate Cake is an easy, decadent four layer Chocolate Cake with different fillings (chocolate icing, caramel and more!) fillings - perfect for any occasion

Prep Time 15 minutes
Bake Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

CAKE:

  • 1 cup Flour
  • 2 TB Cocoa Powder
  • 3 t Baking Powder, divided
  • 1 cup Caster Sugar (Superfine Sugar)
  • 1/2 cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1/2 cup Boiling Water
  • 4 extra-large Eggs, separated

FILLINGS:

  • 1 can (397 g) Caramel Condensed Milk
  • 3 TB Smooth Apricot Jam, ( Jelly – very smooth Jam )
  • 2 TB Desiccated Coconut
  • 4 cups Icing Sugar, sifted (Powdered Sugar)
  • 1/4 cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1 cup Butter, room temperature
  • 5 TB Water, approximately ( if necessary )
  • Glace Cherries, optional

Instructions

CAKE:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 180 deg C (350 deg F) – Spray 2 x 20 cm ( 8 inch ) diameter cake pans with cooking oil and line the bottoms with baking paper
  2. Combine the Cake Flour, Cocoa Powder, 2 teaspoonfuls Baking Powder and Castor Sugar. Mix the Oil and Water and add to the dry ingredients
  3. Whisk the Egg Yolks and add to the mixture – mixing well
  4. Beat the Egg Whites with the remaining 1 teaspoon Baking Powder until stuff. Gently fold into cake batter
  5. Divide the mixture between the two prepared pans and bake 20 – 25 minutes until spongy when touched
  6. Remove from pans, let cool on wire rack and then cut each cake in half (you will now have 4 layers – they’re quite thin, but the fillings must still be added)

FILLINGS:

  1. Combine the Caramel Condensed Milk and Apricot Jam. Divide the mixture into two and add the Coconut to one half. Sift the Icing sugar and Cocoa powder together. Cream the Butter and slowly add the Icing mixture – add the water and beat in (a little more or less can be used)

TO ASSEMBLE:

  1. Place the bottom layer of cake on a plate – Spread with a quarter of the Icing/Cocoa mixture
  2. Top with another layer of cake on top and spread with the Caramel/Coconut mixture
  3. Place the third layer on top and spread with another quarter of Icing/Cocoa mixture
  4. Top with the last layer of cake on and spread with the Caramel/Jam mixture
  5. Use the remaining Icing/Cocoa mixture to ice the sides of the cake. Finally decorate with Cherries ( optional )

Notes

Recipe slightly adapted by me from the “Springbok Kitchen” cook book

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Nutrition Information

Yield

10

Serving Size

1 Slice

Amount Per Serving Calories 752.1Total Fat 36gSaturated Fat 23.6gUnsaturated Fat 6.9gCarbohydrates 104gFiber 1.7gSugar 91.2gProtein 7.6g

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The longer this cake stand – the better it gets. I always try to make it a day before, but the cake rarely makes it to the following day !

LINDA

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Mums make lists

Wednesday 27th of March 2013

So yummy!

Would love for you to link it and your other cake recipes up at my new Empty Your Archive link party which is a chance to dust off great posts from your archive - there is a focus this week on big cakes - would really love to see you there, Alice @ Mums Make Lists x

Tanya-Lemonsforlulu.com

Saturday 27th of October 2012

Don't know a thing about Rugby, but this looks amazing and yes, truly decadent!!! Thanks for linking up to Iron Chef Mom!

Haley McAdams

Wednesday 4th of July 2012

This really looks great and decadent! I can't wait to try this out!

Regards,Haley McAdamsISO Training

Jerri Rivers

Friday 29th of June 2012

Your cake looks delicious! Thanks for linking up with me for Friday Favorites! I'm featuring you this week! Come by and grab my featured button if you'd like one.

Carole

Thursday 28th of June 2012

Super use of chocolate, Linda. It would be great if you linked it up to this week's Food on Friday: Chocolate

Carole

Friday 29th of June 2012

Linda, thanks for linking in. Have a good one.

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