Chocolate Again!

Yellow peoples! πŸ™‚ 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! πŸ™‚

And what better way to come back into action but with a CHOCOLATE cake! πŸ™‚

Got your interest now?? πŸ™‚

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! πŸ™‚ 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 πŸ™‚

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 πŸ™‚ Leftovers make a yumm spread on bread or buns! Really!

Yenzaai! πŸ™‚

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2 thoughts on “Chocolate Again!

  1. Welcome back πŸ™‚ And that cake looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe.got to try it : )

  2. YUMM! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

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