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Black Velvet Cake
For 12 servings
Lindt Excellence 85% Cocoa
15-30 minutes
Easy

A stunning deep dark and moist cake with delectable chocolate flavours from the high cocoa content chocolate. Excellence 85% Cocoa truly provides a real chocolate kick to this delectable cake.

  • 120g Butter
  • 240g Lindt Excellence 85% Cocoa 
  • 100ml Canola oil
  • 230g Brown sugar
  • 3each Eggs
  • 220g Cake flour
  • 1tsp Baking powder
  • 1tsp Baking soda
  • 50g  Quality Cocoa powder
  • 280g Buttermilk 
  • 200g Sour Cream

Optional 

  • Little Black food colour gel
  • 200ml Cream
  • 100g Buttermilk 
  • 130g Lindt Excellence 85% Cocoa
  • 100g Lindt Excellence 70% Cocoa
  • 50g Butter
  • 100g Golden Syrup
  • 150g Water
  • 100g Lindt Excellence 70% Cocoa
1

Preheat the oven to 170°C

2

Together the butter and the chocolate and allow to cool.

3

Into a large bowl and sift in the cocoa powder, flour and raising agents.

4

The eggs until light and pale. Mix into the dry ingredients.

5

In the cooled chocolate mixture, oil, buttermilk, sour cream and colour if using.

6

Mixture into two greased 18Øcm cake tins and bake for around 45 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean. 

Set aside to cool.

7

Bring the cream and buttermilk to the boil.

8

Chocolate and blitz until smooth using a stick blender.

9

Butter and allow to rest, covered with clingfilm overnight at room temperature.

10

Combine the Golden syrup, water and chocolate in a saucepan and gently heat until just melted.

11

Baste and fill with about a quarter of the icing.

Repeat with the remaining with the other layers saving some icing for the outside.

12

Mask and cover the outside with shavings.

EXCELLENCE Cocoa 85%

EXCELLENCE Cocoa 85%

Savour the intensity of flavour in this full-bodied bar of outstanding quality, containing 85% pure cocoa content.