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Devilish Chocolate Cake

This delicious chocolate cake is perfect for an indulgent dessert or teatime treat!

12 servings

Medium 40 Minutes



For the recipe  Devilish Chocolate Cake

For the Cake:

75 Dr. Oetker Fine Dark Cocoa Powder (x3 sachets/ 75g or 3 oz) plus extra to dust
175 g Margarine (6 oz)
850 g Caster Sugar (1lb 14 oz)
250 g Plain Flour (9 oz)
4 Dr. Oetker Baking Powder Sachets x 4 (4 tsp)
20 ml Dr. Oetker Liquid Glucose (4 tsp)
1.5 Dr. Oetker Free Range Egg White Powder Sachets x 3 or 3 Medium Egg Whites
1 Dr. Oetker Cream of Tartar Sachet (1 tsp)
5 ml Dr. Oetker Madagascan Vanilla Extract (1 tsp)
465 ml Water (16 fl.oz)
3 Medium Eggs Beaten




Devilish Chocolate Cake

Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C fan assisted oven, 350°F, gas mark 4). Line two, 3 x 20cm (8inch) diameter Victoria sandwich tins with baking parchment. Sift 75g (3oz) Cocoa into a bowl and whisk in 350ml (12fl.oz) of the water.


Beat the margarine with 400g (14oz) sugar until well blended. Whisk in the eggs and the liquid cocoa mixture. Sift the flour and Baking Powder on top, and carefully blend the ingredients together to form a thick batter.


Divide the mixture between the tins and bake in the oven for about 20 minutes until risen and just firm to the touch. Turn out on to a wire rack to cool completely.


For the frosting, put the remaining sugar, Liquid Glucose and 115ml (4fl.oz) of water into a saucepan. Heat gently, stirring, until the sugar dissolves. Bring to the boil and boil until the temperature reaches 115°C on a sugar thermometer. Remove from the heat.


In a large heatproof bowl, whisk the egg whites with the Cream of Tartar until very stiff – as if making meringue. Still whisking, carefully pour the sugar syrup on to the egg whites. Add the Vanilla Extract and continue whisking for 4-5 minutes until glossy and stiff.


Use some of the frosting to sandwich the cakes together and put on a serving plate. Generously spread the remaining frosting all over the cake to cover. Dust with a little extra Cocoa Powder before serving.

1 serving = 173g

Nutritional Information for the recipe Devilish Chocolate Cake

Per Serving Per 100 g / ml
Energy 4321 kJ
1032 kcal
1361 kJ
325 kcal
Fat 44.55 g 14.01 g
Carbohydrate 101.71 g 31.99 g
Protein 35.59 g 11.19 g