Saturday, April 18, 2009

Chocolate cake.

I am about to share with you a recipe for the nicest, easiest chocolate cake in the whole world. I call it 6 minute microwave chocolate cake.

All you do is throw all the ingredients into a bowl, beat them for about 3 minutes, pour into the tin of your choice and then either throw in the oven for 20 minutes or the microwave for 6 minutes!

85 grams of wholemeal flour
30 grams of cocoa
115 grams of soft butter
1 teaspoon of baking powder
120 grams of sugar
2 eggs
60 mls of water

There is an optional icing which can be made in a saucepan while the microwave is humming in the background.

125 grams of icing sugar
15 grams of cocoa
45 grams of butter
2 tablespoons of milk

Pour the icing straight over the hot cake as soon as it is cooked and it will soak in making a sticky fudge-like cake that is to die for. You can even kid yourself that the cake is healthy because it is made with wholemeal flour. Guilt free!

To make the cake easy to share and more fun for the kids why not pour the mixture into cup cakes or muffin trays. I have some great muffin trays in star shapes which the kids love. They are made by Wiltshire and are flexible silicone, practically indestructible and easy to pop the cakes out of. This special pink ribbon star shaped tray was also supporting breast cancer research so everyone is a winner. We bought ours at a local Kmart but I am sure they will be available in other big stores too.

We were going to a friends house for dinner last night and made some chocolate star cakes with Anne's left over birthday cake mixture from earlier that morning. Obviously we didn't tell Jo this when we presented them to her, oh no, we let her believe we had slaved for hours making them!

I hope you enjoy this recipe. Let me know how you get on.

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