I made this recipe a few weeks ago. It is a really simple cake to make and really delicious! Add as many chocolate chips to the icing as you would like! I have also made this cake with chocolate buttercream instead of vanilla which tastes equally as nice.
This week I have been experimenting with salted caramel and peanuts. If you follow me on Instagram you might have seen a picture! I can’t wait to share the recipe with you.
I would love to hear from you if you try any of my recipes!
170g butter, softened
270g plain flour
3 tsp baking powder
100ml whole milk
1 tsp vanilla essence
150g chocolate chip (I used a mix of milk and dark chocolate)
Chocolate chips for decorating
200g butter, softened
175g icing sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 170c (fan assisted).
Grease and line two 18cm cake tins.
In a free standing mixer beat the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
Add the eggs one by one beating well in between.
Sieve the flour and baking powder into the bowl, then carefully fold into the mixture until everything is well combined.
Finally, stir in the milk, vanilla extract and chocolate chips.
Divide the mixture between the two prepared cake tins.
Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean.
Allow to cool in the tins for 5 minutes, before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
Meanwhile, make the buttercream.Using a freestanding mixer or a handheld mixer, beat the butter until pale and fluffy, this should take around 5 minutes.
Sieve the icing sugar into the butter in two parts, beating well after each addition.
Finally, add the vanilla extract and mix until incorporated.
Level the cakes if necessary. Cover the top of one cake with some vanilla buttercream, sprinkle with chocolate chips.
Place the other cake on top and cover the whole cake in the rest of the buttercream.
Finish by decorating with more chocolate chips.
TIP- to stop the chocolate chips sinking in the cake (like mine did a little), coat the chocolate chips in a little flour before adding to the mixture!