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Definitive chocolate cake

Chocolate cake meets Victoria sponge in this easy-to-make recipe filled with cream and jam. It's a great treat for a birthday, Mother's Day or Easter.

Equipment and preparation: You will need two loose-bottomed 20cm/8in sandwich tins, 4cm/1½in deep.

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For the filling

  • 4 tbsp apricot conserve
  • 300ml/10½fl oz whipping cream, softly whipped