The quickest chocolate cake you’ll ever make …
December 3, 2010 in Uncategorized
Last night we had a Christmas “dry-run” … actually it was a wet-run … but more on that in another post. The point being that I was too busy enjoying the family festivities … that there was no time to bake the cake that I had committed to bringing to Monkey’s Girl’s Christmas tea at her play school.
Decorating the tree …
So I woke up at 6am this morning … to the sound of low-rumbling thunder and rain … and I gulped down some tea and then decided that I’d better whip up my favourite stand-by chocolate cake recipe. I’ve blogged this cake before … but I can not emphasis enough how wonderful the recipe is. I was singing it’s praises this morning to my colleague’s … how you need so few ingredients, how it’s the quickest cake you’ll ever make, how it turns out so perfectly moist and deeply chocolately … it is one of those fail-safe recipes that I am so grateful for.
By 6:15am the cake was in the oven, by 6:45am it was on the cooling rack and by 7am it was being iced.
Ok – so there were some slight mishaps when MG decided to get involved – but hey, it’s a playschool tea … it’s to be expected right?
Polka dot Chocolate Cake
I know the recipe off by heart – it’s so simple …
1 3/4 cups of self-raising flour
1 cup of sugar
1/2 cup of cocoa
1 cup of plain yoghurt (any kind – I use low fat and it works perfectly)
1 tsp bicarb
1 tsp vanilla essence
120g soft butter (melt it in the microwave)
Mix everything together. I use a magi mix for convenience – but you can easily mix this up in a bowl by hand.
Pour into a ring tin (this is important – I tried making it in a round cake tin once … but it didn’t work as well.)
Bake for 30 mins in a 180degree oven.
Ice and decorate (I used milkybar buttons on this one)
Icing: 7 tablespoons of icing sugar, one heaped tablespoon of cocoa, 1 tablespoon of butter and some hot water.
Mix (add just enough hot water to melt everything together into a thickish paste.)
Enjoy! x Sim x