Thursday, April 22, 2010

Never-Fail Choccy Cake

I needed to do a bit of cooking today for school lunches and to stock up the I made this choccy cake. I always double the recipe and it makes a huge cake. I can never seem to make a nice chocolate cake, when I cream butter and add eggs method, so I always make this cake where the butter, water, sugar and bi-carb soda is melted in a saucepan on the stovetop.

1/4 c Cocoa, 1 c water, 150g Butter, 1 1/2 c Sugar, 1/2 teaspoon bi-carb, 2 Eggs, 1 teaspoon vanilla essence, 1 1/2 c SR flour
Blend cocoa with a little water to make a smooth paste. Place in a saucepan with remaining water, butter, sugar and bi-carb soda. Stir over medium heat until butter melts. bring to boil. Remove from heat, and leave to cool. when cold, add eggs and vanilla essence...beat well. Sift in flour and mix well. Pour into a greased and lined 20cm round pan. Bake for 50 minutes in an oven preheated to 180 c. Leave in pan for 5 minutes before turning out to cool completely. I always use my sons camera (master 10) when taking pics of food as he has a cuisine setting on his camera...and found this picture of the sunset that he had taken...sometime he does surprise me...mind you I also found about 50 photos of his new fishing reel!lol!


Fee said...

The cake looks delicious and it seems he has a similar knack to his mum whenit comes to taking photo's.

Jo in TAS said...

Chockie cake, my favourite! Beautiful sunset, he's a talented boy just like his mum :-)

Sue-Anne said...

I love simple cake recipes. I make my mum's chocolate cake, it is just melt the butter and add to everything else. You can't beat a good chocolate cake.

Beautiful photo of the sunset!

Seams Sew Together said...

Wow, I think you have a budding photographer amongst you. Cake looks

Anita said...

Hi Lisa! Did I tell you that I just love choccy cake? Yum yours looks delicious. So does that sunset. I clicked on the picture of the quiche and past salad on your blog......I'm so going to make that past salad, it sounds easy and yum! I'll let you know how I go with it. Kind regards, Anita.

Cath Ü said...

Oh that cake looks delicious.... love the sunset pic and then back down to earth when you said about the fishing reel pics... LOL

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Teresa said...

Love the cake Lisa, thanks for the recipe. Don't you just love it when our kids surprise us like that. Makes you smile inside xx

manda said...

mmmmm, yummy! Have you ever tried a cake in a mug? They are the fastest and easiest cakes I've ever made, only take 1-2 mins in the microwave and you get a hot fudgey cake for dessert!
The fishing reel statement made me lol!

Solstitches said...

I don't have a problem making cakes with the creaming method but your recipe looked so different to anything I've made before I wanted to try it.
I made it yesterday and it turned out great and is just yummy.
Thank you for sharing your recipe.