Sweets and Truffles

Wholemeal Chocolate Cake

Enjoy making this delicious Wholemeal Chocolate Cake  for your family and friends to have as a delicious afternoon treat.

What is a Wholemeal Chocolate Cake?

This recipe was born in the Seventies when there was a sudden surge of partiality for all things healthy and ‘whole’. The problem was, ‘whole’ sometimes meant heavy. Not so with this one, though, as the wholemeal flour gives an extra special moistness to the cake.

In addition, you can also try making this cake using our amazing range of Natural Flavoured Cocoa Powders! If you would like to check our full range of Natural Flavoured Icing Sugars and Cocoa Powders click here.

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5fl oz ( 140ml ) Cooking Oil
2oz ( 56g ) Golden Syrup
5fl oz ( 140ml ) Milk
60z (168g ) Brown sugar
2 Eggs
6oz ( 168g ) Wholemeal Flour
1/2oz (14g ) Baking Powder
1oz (28g ) Sugar and Crumbs Natural Non- Flavoured Cocoa Powder
Chocolate Icing
6oz ( 168g ) Sugar and Crumbs  Chocolate Honeycomb Natural flavoured Icing Sugar  ( You can use any of the Chocolate Natural Flavoured Icing Sugars for the topping.)
Preheat oven to 150c / Gas Mark 4
1.  Combine the oil, syrup, milk, sugar, and eggs in your mixing bowl and use the beater on your machine to mix together well. You can do this by hand but ensure you have combined all the ingredients together.

2. In a separate bowl mix together the wholemeal flour, baking powder, and the Sugar and Crumbs Natural Non- Flavoured Cocoa Powder.

3. Grease and line a 12inch square Brownie Tin with parchment paper.

4. Add the dry ingredients to the liquid mixture and beat until smooth. ( this is a very liquid mixture ).

5. Pour into your prepared Brownie Tin and bake in the oven for 30-35 minutes or until the sponge is springy to touch.

6. Allow the cake to cool slightly then remove from the tin and cool on a wire rack.

7. Make up the chocolate icing topping with enough water to form a thick icing and spread evenly over the top of the cake.

8. Once the icing has set slightly cut the cake into the preferred portion size ideally 12 pieces for this recipe.

9. Enjoy a piece of the Wholemeal Chocolate Cake with your Cup of Tea/Coffee.


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