Vanilla velvet/chocolate cake

  • Preparation Time20 mins
  • Cooking Time40 mins
  • DifficultyMedium

For the vanilla velvet

340g cake flour
1 1/2 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
280g caster sugar
4 egg whites
270ml milk
2 3/4 tsp vanilla extract
170g butter, softened

For the chocolate cake

105g cocoa powder
350g cake flour
350g sugar
1 1/2 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
310ml water
4 eggs
2 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
280g butter, softened
For each cake:

1) Preheat oven to 160C/Gas 3 and and spray 2 (20-cm) cake tins with cooking spray.

2) Combine all dry ingredients and sift. Combine all wet ingredients and whisk to incorporate.

3) In a mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, mix the sifted dry ingredients and butter. Add 1/3 of the wet ingredients and mix on medium speed for 1 minute. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and repeat this process 2 more times.

4) Pour batter evenly into prepared cake tins. Bake in a preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes. Check the centre of cakes with a toothpick for doneness. Cool.

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