Chocolate Ombré Butter Cake

  • Published on:  11/3/2018
  • Chocolate Ombré Butter Cake ,
    Recipe source: Wendyinkk’s Own
    Makes one 8 inch square cake


    Ingredients :

    *Cocoa paste*
    25g cocoa powder
    50g sugar
    50g boiling water
    1/2 tsp vanilla
    1/3 tsp baking soda

    1. Pour boiling water into cocoa powder. Stir until smooth. Add in sugar , vanilla and baking soda and stir until smooth. Set aside

    120g plain flour
    100g cake/low protein/ super soft flour
    2 tsp baking powder
    *its ok to use all plain flour*

    2. Sift together, TWICE .
    Preheat oven at 180C. Prepare an 8 inch square pan, grease the sides and line the base.

    250g salted butter, slightly softened
    160g sugar
    4 large Grade A eggs
    1/2 tsp vanilla extract
    75ml milk

    3. Cream butter with sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs , one by one, until smooth and well incorporated. Beat in vanilla.

    4. Add half the sifted flour, and beat on low speed.
    Add in milk and beat until incorporated
    Add in remaining flour and beat on low speed until smooth.

    5. Measure out 325g of batter and put it into the cocoa mixture. Stir until smooth. Spoon 325g of the cocoa batter into the prepared pan. Level and knock it on the counter twice.

    6. With the remaining cocoa mixture, add in 225g of batter and mix until combined. Gently spoon this onto the dark cocoa layer. Level and knock it on the counter twice.

    7. Spoon remaining batter into the pan. Level and knock it once.

    8. Bake for 1 hour or until skewer comes out clean.

    9. Remove from cake pan and slice when Cake has totally cooled down.

    🍫Happy baking 🍫

    The colours have to be from dark to light to achieve the ombré effect. You can do it from light to dark. If you choose to put the light layer in the middle, then it no longer has an ombré effect.