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Hamish's Chocoholic Cake Layers 2 and 3
Hamish's Chocoholic Cake Layers 2 and 3

Hamish's Chocoholic Cake Layers 2 and 3

35 mins
30 mins

He's not kidding when he calls it a Chocoholic's cake - there are three seperate layers to this cake plus the icing! For the recipes for the first layer and the icing see "You might also like..." at the bottom of this page.

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  • Ingredients
  • Method


  • 50g cocoa
  • 100g Chelsea Raw Sugar
  • 250ml boiling water
  • 280g unsalted butter, cubed
  • 150g Chelsea Caster Sugar
  • 225g plain flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 2 eggs

Additional for the bottom layer

  • 25g cocoa
  • 100ml boiling water

Chelsea Products in Recipe

Caster Sugar

Caster Sugar

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Raw Sugar

Raw Sugar

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Put the cocoa and Chelsea Raw Sugar into a bowl then add the boiling water. Whisk to mix then set aside.
Cream the butter and Chelsea Caster Sugar in a mixer until pale and fluffy. Stir together the flour, baking powder and baking soda in another bowl. Dribble the vanilla into the creamed butter. Drop in an egg quickly followed by a scoopful of the flour mixture, then the other egg.
Keep mixing and incorporate the rest of the dry ingredients. Then finally mix and fold in the cocoa mixture.
Split the cake batter in two, and to the half that will make up the bottom layer add the cocoa dissolved in boiling water
Pour into 23cm lined cake tins.
Bake at 180°C for about 30 minutes.
From the TV show Chelsea New Zealand's Hottest Home Baker.

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