Yellow peoples! 🙂 Hope you have all been dandy and that life went on as usual when I was away!
Been missing in action as I was travelling a bit and had taken the decision to live life for a change! 🙂
And what better way to come back into action but with a CHOCOLATE cake! 🙂
Got your interest now?? 🙂
Nothing fancy about this recipe from joyofbaking.com – great site for some fab recipes! I go for recipes according to the time I have – from easy to whip up to a bit elaborate. Depends on what ingredients you have on hand too! 🙂 This turned out to be a fantastic cake with a lovely soft texture (evident in the icing on top!) and makes a big batch for extra people.
What you will need is –
4 ounces (120 gm) – chocolate, chopped (you can use any kind you want – I used the milk choc)
1/3 cup – cocoa powder
1 cup – boiling water
Put the chopped choc pieces and the cocoa powder in a bowl and pour the boiling water over it. This will melt the choc and bring out the flavors of the cocoa powder. Mix well and leave to cool.
2 1/4 cup – flour
2 tsp – baking powder
1 tsp – baking soda
1/4 tsp – salt
Sift well and keep aside.
1 cup – soft unsalted butter
2 cups – castor sugar
Beat the butter till soft and light. Add the sugar and beat well again.
3 – eggs
2 tsp – vanilla
Add the eggs one at a time, beating well each time. Add the vanilla also.
Slowly add the choc mix to this batter and beat well. Slowly also add the flour mix and fold in.
Add 1 cup of lukewarm milk and alternate between the flour and milk. I just go with the flour first and add the milk at the end 🙂
Pour onto a greased baking pan of your choice (make sure it is a bigger size).
Bake at 350 F (180 C) for about 30-35 minutes.
The frosting you choose can be of any kind – depending on the time you have and the energy level at the end of this all! I just made a simple one with creamed butter plus confectioners sugar plus a dash of milk 🙂 Leftovers make a yumm spread on bread or buns! Really!