Chocolate velvet cake with chocolate glaze

Cut this rich chocolate velvet cake with chocolate glaze into little finger sized sliced for an elegant afternoon tea plate.


Chocolate velvet cake
Chocolate glaze


1.Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease a deep 23cm x 30cm rectangular cake pan or baking dish; line base and sides with baking paper, extending the paper 5cm above long sides.
2.Beat ingredients in a large bowl with an electric mixer on low speed until just combined. Increase speed to medium; beat about 3 minutes or until mixture is smooth and paler in colour. Spread mixture into pan.
3.Bake cake about 45 minutes. Stand in pan 10 minutes; turn, top-side up, onto a wire rack to cool.
4.Meanwhile, to make chocolate glaze, stir ingredients in a small saucepan over low heat until smooth. Continue stirring for 2 minutes. Transfer to a small bowl and cool 10 minutes. Refrigerate about 20 minutes or until glaze is spreadable.
5.Spread cold cake with chocolate glaze; stand until set before cutting.

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