Chocolate Cake – Our Bestselling Recipe

When you’re craving something sweet, the Bakery at NetFlorist has a scrumptious variety of bakery products for your favourite cake lovers. Delectably made with the finest ingredients, our bestselling chocolate cake delights make for the sweetest baked sensations to enjoy with the ones special to you.

Even as South Africa’s largest sameday gift delivery service, we understand that life can make it difficult to spoil the ones you love with a bakery item that will be delicious enough to tug at their heartstrings. If you’d like to treat the ones you love with baked goodness that is made with a personal touch, we’ve prepared a recipe for one of our bestselling chocolate cake delights that you can make and serve to your friends and family from the comfort of your lovely kitchen.

Part One

The Chocolate Cake

 

You will need:

  • 12 eggs
  • 375g of caster sugar
  • 270g of plain flour
  • 40g of cocoa powder
  • 5ml of baking powder
  • 10ml of vanilla essence

Method:

  1. Using a whisk, cream your eggs and whisk sugar together until it’s light, fluffy and foamy. As we love to help you indulge someone special in the most exquisite of bakery treats, this is to ensure a perfect balance between eggs and sugar and is very important in incorporating air into your eggs.
  2. Sift your plain flour, cocoa powder, and baking powder together and keep it aside.
  3. Add vanilla essence to your original mixture and mix well for that desired decadent flavour.
  4. One exquisite ingredient at a time, slowly fold in your drying ingredients. These will be your plain flour, baking powder, and your cocoa powder.
  5. Split the sweet symphony that is your mixture into three round pans, and ensure that they are greased and lined with grease-proof paper.
  6. Bake each of your luscious concoctions in a pre-heated oven of 180 degrees for 20-25 minutes.
  7. After the time is up, ensure that you remove the mixture out of the oven, and allow it to cool down.

Now that you’re the connoisseur of delicious chocolate cakes, you can take it a step further with a creamy glaze of your favourite filling. Whether, you’re using this to cover or decorate your chocolate cake, it is an essential part of your journey into creating your own personal confectionery masterpiece!

Part Two

The Icing

 

You will need:

  • 500g of soft butter
  • 1kg of sifted icing sugar
  • 100g of sifted cocoa powder
  • 5ml of vanilla essence
  • 100ml of fresh cream

Method:

  1. Using a flat beater, cream the butter until you achieve a soft and creamy texture.
  2. Slowly add the sweet indulgence of your delicious icing sugar and cocoa powder into the mixture.
  3. To finish off your confectionery masterpiece, add your vanilla essence and your fresh cream into your lovely mixture.
  4. Keep whipping until you achieve the desired effect.

Now that you have all the individual elements of your chocolate concoction ready and prepared, the next and final step of your bestselling recipe is the assembly.

Part Three

The Assembly

  

You will need:

  • Cake board
  • Chocolate sprinkles

Method:

  1. Take one cake round and place it on your cake board.
  2. Layer your cake with your chocolate icing and infuse the luscious layer of sweetness that is your icing with the flavourful delight and texture that is your cake.
  3. Repeat step 1 and 2 with your second and third cake rounds.
  4. Using your spatula, ice your chocolate cake, and smooth out the edges.
  5. Allow it to settle for 10-15 minutes.
  6. Decorate your chocolate cake with a star nozzle.
  7. Imbue your new chocolate cake masterpiece with chocolate sprinkles.
  8. Feed their inner child and serve this chocolate concoction to 8 – 12 of your friends and family!

A chocolate cake is a perfect bakery confection for any occasion, perfect as a loved one’s birthday gift, a lovely couple’s Anniversary, or even a bakery treat to say “Congratulations” to someone who deserves it. Either you order a birthday cake online from the bakery that delivers, or take delight in baking it yourself, nothing beats the personal touch of a chocolate cake made with love for the ones who are special to you!

Sweet Nothings – 5 Occasions Perfect For Our Bakery

Find the perfect reason to indulge the ones that mean the most to you with delectable treats from our bakery. Masterfully prepared to tantalise the taste buds, our freshly baked delights boast a harmonious decadence of flavour as well as the exquisite sensation of sweetness that lingers, leaving only sweetness on the lips and endless love in their hearts. It is the sweetest of gifts that leave the biggest of impressions, and just as every special occasion deserves a moment that takes your breath away, every moment deserves a memory that will linger for as long as you live.

With NetFlorist, you can unite families, friends and lovers with a phenomenal conspiracy of everything sweet and savoury. Therefore, we’ve prepared the sweetest variety of bakery products for 5 of the most important occasions that your loved one will ever celebrate.

Birthdays

Life should not just be lived, and at NetFlorist, we believe that life should be celebrated. The most important day in a person’s life is the day they were born so make their birthday a day to remember with a delicious array of Birthday gifts from the Bakery. You can treat them to personalised birthday cakes, which are wonderfully baked to perfection, and give them a sweet birthday celebration. The Bakery at NetFlorist has a magnificent range of Birthday treats, such as the indulgent richness of our piñata range, which is internally packed with a myriad of heavenly delicates, ranging from chocolates, to irresistible jelly beans. Or alternatively, give them a taste of our magnificent concoction of dipped strawberries which come in a scrumptious variety of flavours, either dipped in melted chocolate or glazed with sweet sprinkles.

The Bakery at NetFlorist has a wonderful assortment of Birthday treats to help you order a Birthday cake online and give your loved one something to indulge themselves in.

Anniversary

 

For a love that has stood the test of time, a little sweetness will go a long way in putting a smile on the face of the one who holds your heart. Delight your significant other with a one-of-a-kind bakery treat from South Africa’s largest gifting service. The Bakery at NetFlorist has an extraordinary range of freshly baked delights, such as a luscious array of Anniversary cupcakes. They are magnificently crafted to a high standard of perfection with the finest ingredients that will give your loved one a thousand more reasons to smile a thousand more times.

Celebrate a love that grows tremendously as the years multiply with our wonderful variety of culinary concoctions from our online bakery. Whether you’re browsing lovely cake pops or exquisite chocolate cake, you can say “Happy Anniversary” with an Anniversary gift for him, as well as an Anniversary gift for her that will express your endless love for each passing year.

Valentine’s Day

Whether it’s with wonderful cookie tins with a personalised message, or a sensational array of cupcake bouquets, make happy the one who makes your heart smile with our enchanting variety of freshly baked goods from our bakery on your Valentine’s Day. Our fantastic red velvet cake makes for an exceptional gift for the month of love, which delights the palate and ensures that each bite is reminiscent of all the ways that you love the one who deserves it. Celebrate your next Valentine’s Day with the Bakery at NetFlorist and indulge someone special with our incredible range of bakery products for the month of love. Ranging from scrumptious flour and flower assortments which boast a variety of decadent flavours combined with the elegant radiance of flower arrangements, all the way to our blissful array of giant cupcakes, set the stage for an eternal romance for your next Valentine’s Day with lovely bakery items sealed with a kiss.

 

Wedding Day

As you build your forever upon a kiss, say “I do” with something as sweet as the love that you share. If you’ve ever searched, “places to get cake near me”, look no further than the Bakery at NetFlorist to indulge you and your significant other on your big day. Whether you’re shopping for the reception, or the rehearsal dinner, do it with the bakery that delivers. Our sweet and savoury confectioneries range from delicious cakes for cake lovers, such as the luxuriant variety of melt-in-your-mouth chocolate cakes, strawberry cake, vanilla cake, and much more!

Explore our extraordinary range of sublime treats for your Wedding Day, delicately made with the finest ingredients that your loved one can indulge in. Our online bakery service is a perfect destination for the lovers with impeccable taste, so whether it’s a taste for delicious cupcake jars that tug at their heartstrings, or it’s a delectable assortment of macaroons that fill their heart, our bakery boasts a wonderful range of fresh bakery products for sameday delivery.

 

Just Because

The best reason to warm the hearts of those closest to you is no reason at all. Our heavenly bakery concoctions are perfect for a wide number of occasions, and at NetFlorist, we understand that the perfect reason for putting a smile on someone special is “Just because…” Tempt their taste buds with delicious doughnuts, which lusciously intertwine unsurpassed flavour and a palatable sweetness. Whether it’s a thank you gift or you’re just saying “Congratulations”, say it with the rich sweetness of scrumptious doughnuts.

Browse through our spectacular range of bakery products online, and if you’re looking for a simple, yet exquisite culinary masterpiece, our brownies are there to express a wonderful variety of emotions, from love and friendship, to “It’s complicated!” Whether it’s for every reason in the world, or just no reason at all, you can express your appreciation to the one closest to you.

The Bakery at NetFlorist has all the spectacular freshly baked delights for every moment and every occasion. For every moment that warms their heart, sweeten it with a well-deserved treat from the bakery. If you’re looking to buy bakery gifts online, order one of our sweet and savoury bakery products and have something delectable delivered straight to their door. NetFlorist offers nationwide delivery to areas across the country, including our extraordinary major cities, such as Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban and Cape Town.

Pick and Chew this Biscuit Day with NetFlorist!

In honour of Biscuit Day on the 29th of May, we are showing off our mouth-watering assortment of delicious biscuit and cookie gifts from the premium NetFlorist bakery. So, for anyone who is raisin’ the bar, we’re hoping to bake your day and theirs a little sweeter. Take a look at our selection and let us know which is your favourite!

COOKIE CRUNCH DELIGHT

Biscuit

Spoil a someone with a sweet tooth with the perfect tea-time treat and send them these yummy biscuits! This Cookie Crunch Delight box comes filled with four flavours: vanilla and carrot cake, choc chip birthday cake, caramel and apple crumble, and coconut and rose. It’s the perfect gift to send for Biscuit Day or any other occasion!  All our products are Halaal, too. Choose to send four cookie sandwiches for R99.95, or upsize it and send eight for R199.95.

16 LETTERS PERSONALISED SUGAR COOKIES

Biscuit

Get this personalised sugar cookie gift for Biscuit Day and make their day as sweet as can be! Choose a message of your choice consisting of 16 letters and say it with sugar cookies from R199.95.

CRUNCHY DOUBLE CHOCOLATE COOKIE TIN

Biscuit

 

Enjoying a cup of tea or coffee with a biscuit is perfect at any time of the day! If you know someone who is a bit of cookie monster, then send them this scrumptious gift to celebrate Biscuit Day. A keepsake cookie tin comes filled with 24 crunchy double chocolate cookies for R229.95!

PERSONALISED GOOD LUCK SUNSHINE COOKIE BOUQUET

Biscuit

Make Biscuit Day a sunny day, no matter the weather, with this adorable bright yellow Sunflower Cookie Bouquet! Made up of 12 vanilla cookies, they’re decorated with fondant and royal icing and placed in a white woven basket. This lovely, tasty bouquet will put a smile on anyone’s face, no matter what the occasion is!

 

Say it with Thank You gifts

‘Thank you’ is a simple English phrase that carries significant weight. The powerful words have a way of creeping into the receiver’s heart. Most of us were taught to use the words ‘Thank you’ from a young age. By actively using the phrase, you are encouraging a culture in which your appreciation is successfully expressed.

Change the attitude of not showing gratitude by sending your loved one a ‘Thank You’ gift. We should definitely say the words more often and this International Thank You Thursday emphasises just that. Browse through our extensive range of Thank You gifts, ready for delivery nationwide. Choose to honour the day and the concept, by sending a gift via NetFlorist. Here are our top suggestions for the day:

THANK YOU CAKE POPS IN A PERSONALISED TIN

R349.95

Thank You

Say ‘thank you’ in the sweetest way possible, with this tin of delicious cake pops! They consist of vanilla cake which is mixed with vanilla butter icing and rolled into tasty little balls. The balls are then put on a stick and dipped into a white chocolate topping and decorated with blue, pink and yellow coloured sugar and colourful flowers. This tin consists of ten of these treats and is personalised with a unique ‘Thank you’ sticker with the lucky recipient’s name to make it all the more special. Send now! Allergens: wheat, gluten, cow’s milk, egg and dairy. All our products are Halaal.

PERSONALISED THANK YOU TEA TIN

R249.95

Thank You

Thank that special someone with this amazing tea tin, which features a unique personalised ‘Thank You’ label design. To get the tea journey started, 10 pouches of Pomegranate Infusion Green Tea are included. There is, after all, truly nothing better than curling up on the couch in winter with a warm cup of tea!

PERSONALISED THANK YOU FRUIT N NUT JAR SET

R189.95

Thank You

Show your gratitude with this set of two fruit and nut jars which are branded with unique ‘Thank You’ label designs which are personalised with a special message. Inside, is a combination of cashew nuts, cling peaches, macadamia nuts, and diced strawberries. The jars can be kept as keepsakes after the snacks have been devoured by your loved one!

THANK YOU WINE IN CRAFT PAPER

R189.95

Thank You

Thank a loved one with a bottle of Nederburg Merlot (750ml) or Nederburg Sauvignon Blanc (750ml) which comes wrapped in brown craft paper with a gorgeous ‘Thank You’ label design. It’s the perfect gift with which to show your gratitude! 

THANK YOU SUCCULENT IN SQUARE VASE

R99.95

Thank You

Show your appreciation with this lovely succulent, which is displayed with potting soil in a clear square vase with pastel ribbon and a cute ‘Thank You’ lollipop stick. The dessert rose is the ideal present because it is a hardy plant that requires little maintanence.

PERSONALISED THANK YOU CHOC TREASURE BOX

R499.95

Thank

Express your gratitude with this stunning Personalised Thank You Treasure Box. The wooden box with sliding lid is engraved with a beautiful “Thank you” design that has space for the recipient’s name. It comes filled with Lindt truffles in the flavours of Coconut, Cappuccino, Extra Dark, Irish Cream, Milk chocolate and White chocolate. The colour of the wooden crate varies. 

TULIP SHAPED VASE OF ROSES IRIS AND TULIP

R669.95

Thank

Tulips are FINALLY in season again and we couldn’t be happier about it! Show someone special how much you care with this gorgeous White Tulip Pot Treat. A vibrant arrangement of yellow roses, orange tulips, blue irises and ruscus is displayed in an elegant white tulip pot which will certainly be the focal point of any setting. 

PERSONALISED BLACK MARBLE THANK YOU CANDLE

R169.95

Thank

Thank a loved one with this unique candle gift. A vanilla candle is housed in a black frosted glass holder with unique ‘Thank You’ marble label design, which is personalised with a message. Upload the special message of your choice to be printed onto the label of the candle. NetFlorist will personalise the gift, package it, and safely deliver it on your behalf! *Size: 7.5cm (D) x 9cm (H). 

PERSONALISED THANKS FOR BEING SNACK TIN

PER1492

Thank

No matter what you want to thank him or her for, this snack tin is the perfect way to do it! A silver tin is branded with a unique ‘Thank you for being’ design which is personalised with a phrase and message of your choice. Inside, is a delicious selection of snacks including Pringles Original (47g), sliced biltong (100g), and droewors (100g). 

PERSONALISED SPOTTED THANK YOU TEDDY TIN

R269.95

Thank

A ‘thank you’ can go a long way, especially when done in such a special way! A cuddly brown teddy comes displayed in a tin with a cute ‘Thank you beary much’ label design, which is also personalised with the name of the lucky recipient. To make it even more special, you have the option of adding in a 38g mint aero slab and a 38g dark aero chocolate slab.

For more Thank You gift ideas, visit netflorist.co.za for more! A reminder that Mother’s Day (13 May 2018) is just around the corner. Take the time to thank your mom for the pivotal role she has played in your life. Browse through our range that is packed with incredible Mother’s Day gifts, each perfect in their own way!

Mother's Day

Our Mother’s Day category has officially launched!

A mother is someone who can take the place of all others, but whose place no one else can take. This is exactly why NetFlorist chooses to honour Mother’s Day to the extent that it does. With the special occasion just around the corner, we thought it was high time we provide you with some of our top picks for the day.

These marvellous Mother’s Day gifts will undoubtedly shed a light on your mother’s efforts. Show her how much she means to you by spoiling her with a surprise Mother’s Day gift delivery from NetFlorist! Here are our Mother’s Day gift ideas for 13 May 2018:

For the mom-on-the-go

Make her day with a gift that is both practical and cute! The on-the-go mom will be able to use this personalised mom fuel travel mug and fill it with her morning coffee beans, tea leaves or, a sneaky (yet well deserved) spoon of hot chocolate. We know that she has a ton to do so, there is nothing better than having your morning cuppa on the go! Shop Mother’s Day necessities!

For the multi-tasking mom

For the woman who just keeps on going and also remains a role model to her children, this vino should do the trick! This Be Like Mom Wine in Craft Paper will provide your mom with the perfect excuse to wind down, the wine way. Shop Mother’s Day must-haves!

For the doting mom

Let her know how proud you are to call her the mother of your children, by purchasing this Personalised Twinkle Twinkle Baby Generic Candle. This is a great gift for an expecting or new mom. The personalised candle is available in a calming rose or delicious vanilla scent. Shop for the new mom this Mother’s Day!

For the dazzling mom

It is said by many that a mom is a superhero without a cape. This Mother’s Day, spoil your mom in the best possible way, with these fluffy and fuzzy gowns – a cape of her own. Pick the colour of the fleece gown and proceed to personalise it! There may even be enough space for you to cuddle up with her like in the good old days. Shop Mother’s Day personalised products!

For the sassy mom

We have unique gifts and hampers, fashionable scarves that can be personalised. For the woman that wrote the manual on just how to be a sassy mom. Go the extra mile this Mother’s Day and surprise her with this touch of coral and royal blue personalised scarf on 13 May 2018. Shop Mother’s Day fashion as well as bath & body!

For the tasteful mom

Thank your mom this Mother’s Day for simply being the best that there is, with this sweet treat. Sweeten up Sunday afternoon tea-time with this beautifully detailed ‘Happy Mother’s Day’ cookie bouquet. Shop Mother’s Day bakery goods soon! 

For the house-proud mom

Thank your mother for being the kind of woman that she is this Mother’s Day. Her unconditional love has shone a light on you since the moment you took your first breath. Shine a light on her on this special occasion by sending her this Sunflower Sunrise Bouquet. Our sunflowers are bright, unique and lasting; just like moms love towards you. Shop flowers for Mother’s Day!

For the sweet tooth mom

Why not surprise her with something that she really wants? By this we mean, gift her a sweet and decadent Lindt-filled candy jar. This Mom My Hero Candy Jar is also available for personalisation! Shop Mother’s Day hampers and milky pieces of heaven!

For the mom in training

Sometimes (and only sometimes) flowers just don’t make the cut. If your mother likes to keep active and fit then this gym bag is the perfect gift for her! Let your mom know that she is a strong powerful woman and that her determination inspires you to never give up. Shop Mother’s Day apparel!

For the green thumb mom

For the mom that knows how to nurture and develop little buds into flourishing flowers, this is the perfect gift. These red tulips burst beautifully with love. Shop our Mother’s Day plant range.

For the flourishing mom

Why not spoil the lady that made you flourish into the best version of yourself with this pretty bouquet made up of lilies, roses, carnations and greenery. Use one of our flower arrangements to show your mother your deep appreciation for all that she does. NetFlorist does Mother’s Day flower delivery, nationwide!

For the pretty in pink mom

Mother’s aren’t technically supposed to have favourites but if they did, this gift would definitely move you to the top of the list! This particular bouquet of fresh cut pink roses in a pink vase will do the trick. We guarantee that mom’s heart will flutter with delight when she sees these arrive at her door. Shop Mother’s Day statement bouquets!

For the regal mom

If your mother continues to exceed expectations, then this bouquet will definitely show her your appreciation and make her feel like a queen. This tulip bouquet says: ‘Thanks for being my queen and protector’. Shop gifts that embody elegance, this Mother’s Day!

Anyone of the above products will not only make a good Mother’s Day gift, they will make great gifts for the special occasion! Keep in mind that Mother’s Day flowers are delivered sameday. Also, order by May 9th and get a free box of Lindt chocs. T&C’s apply