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Celebration Chocolate Cake with Berry Icing

By Chelsea Sugar
Celebration Chocolate Cake with Berry Icing
12 servings
  • 8 reviews

  • Difficulty Easy
  • Prep time 10 mins
  • Cooking time 40 mins
  • Serves

    3 tsp instant coffee granules
    ¾ cup water
    2 cups Chelsea White Sugar
    1¾ cups plain flour
    ¾ cup cocoa powder
    2 tsp vanilla essence
    2 tsp baking soda
    1 tsp baking powder
    ½ tsp salt
    2 eggs
    1¼ cups milk
    ½ cup sunflower or soya oil

    200g frozen mixed berries (raspberries, blueberries)
    150g cream cheese, softened
    50g butter, softened
    2 cups Chelsea Icing Sugar, sifted
    Zest and juice of a small lemon


    Spread frozen fruit out on a paper towel lined tray to defrost. Preheat oven to 180°C (160°C fan-forced). Grease and line 2 x 20cm round cake tins.

    Dissolve coffee granules in water; mix all ingredients in a food processor until well combined and smooth. Pour into tins ensuring mixture is divided evenly. Bake for approximately 40 - 45 minutes until cooked (insert a skewer into the centre of each cake, if it comes out clean the cake is cooked).
    Cool on a wire rack.

    Ice just before serving as the juices can run out of the fruit. 
    Beat cream cheese, butter, Chelsea Icing Sugar and lemon together until smooth. Pat the defrosted berries dry with a paper towel before folding gently into the icing mixture (berries will naturally break up a little). Spread a third of the icing over the first cake, place the second cake on top and smooth the remainder of the icing across the top.
    Note: Fresh berries can be used when in season.

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Average Rating
(8 reviews)

This is the yuckiest cake I've made, either I made it wrong or it's disgusting

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Can you make as one cake and cut in half?
Chelsea Sugar:
For best results it is best to bake the mixture in two cake tins. If all the mixture is baked in one tin there is a risk the cake will not be baked well in the center.

This is a go to recipe! So moist and the icing is amazing

Can you not put the coffee granules in if you don't like coffee??
CHELSEA: Hi there, yes you can leave the coffee granules out and just use the water. You shouldn't actually taste the coffee in the baked cake though, it is just in there to boost the chocolate flavour.

Could I use 2 23cm x 3.5cm tins?
CHELSEA: Hi there, that should be ok. 3.5cm is quite shallow so just make sure there is enough room for the cakes to rise.

Can fresh berries be used instead of frozen?
CHELSEA: Yes absolutely, they would be delicious :-)

Oh my gosh it was amazing!!!

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made this, was a great success very moist

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