And here’s the recipe
An excerpt from Thermomix Something for Everyone.
Chocolate berry birthday cake
This is a basic butter cake recipe that’s been used by the three generations of my cooking family for countless birthdays over the years. If you would prefer a vanilla cake, simply replace the cocoa powder with extra self-raising flour.
Makes 1 cake.
340g raw sugar
250g butter, softened
1 teaspoon natural vanilla extract
380g self-raising flour
50g cocoa powder
Assorted fresh berries to decorate
Raspberry cream cheese icing
70g butter, slightly softened and chopped
250g cream cheese, chopped
200g icing sugar
50g fresh raspberries
Preheat the oven to 170°C. Grease and line the bases of two 20 cm round cake tins.
Place the sugar into the mixing bowl and mill 10 sec/speed 9.
Add the butter and chop 10 sec/speed 8. Insert the butterfly whisk and whip 1 min/speed 3. Scrape down the sides of the mixing bowl with the spatula and whip a further 3 min/speed 3 or until light and fluffy.
Add the eggs and vanilla and mix 30 sec/speed 4. Scrape down the sides of the mixing bowl with the spatula and mix for a further 3 sec/speed 4 until combined. Scrape down the sides of the mixing bowl with the spatula.
Add the flour, cocoa and milk and mix 10 sec/speed 3 until combined. Scrape down the sides of the mixing bowl with the spatula and mix for a further 3 sec/speed 3.