Friday, June 10, 2011

Simplicity chocolate cake

Hello :) Yesterday evening for my mothers birthday I decided to make her a chocolate cake! I didn't really have time to buy ingredients to make something new so I opted for a classic. Chocolate cake is always a winner! And once again I used a recipe from Frankie magazines 'afternoon tea' recipe book (which I've noticed being sold in some newsagents now if you're interested). Without further ado, here is the recipe :)

Recipe: Simplicity chocolate cake
125g butter
1 cup self raising flour
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1 cup sugar
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Place butter in a saucepan and melt over heat. Sift flour and cocoa together into a mixing bowl. Add sugar and the lightly beaten eggs, milk, vanilla and melted butter. Stir to combine. Using a wooden spoon or electric mixer, beat hard for three minutes until cake batter changes colour slightly.

Grease and line the bottom of a cake tin. Pour mixture into tin. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean.

Like I said, this cake is an absolute winner! I've made it several times before and it's always delicious! It's fluffy, chocolate-y goodness, what more could you want? And it literally took me about 5 minutes to make which was great! I served this to my mother on a pretty plate with some raspberries and dollop of whipped cream (not pictured). 

And a few posts ago I said I was going to make those Raw Fudge Balls again. Well I couldn't help but take a few pictures...they just looked so pretty!!

So there you go! Two great recipes using cacao powder. One is a little indulgent and the other super healthy! 

Hannah x


  1. The week I decide to cut down on cake and chocolate seems to be the one week that everyone is writing blog posts about delicious treats! That cake and those fudge They look amazing xxx

  2. They both look so good, I'm sure your mum would've been very happy to have this for her birthday. I love the simplicity of the chocolate cake.

    I still have to make the fudge balls!!! they look so good. Thanks for the post Hannah :)

  3. Jane- I totally agree!! It's winter and everyone's getting their baking on! And thanks :) Those fudge balls are perfect - as they seem indulgent but they're actually super healthy! x

    Leah- Thankyou :) Yes she loved it!! Definitely make them! x

  4. Look at that cake! It's got the consistency of sponge but it has chocolate in it. what an achievement. I long for cakes that are light and fluffy - most chocolate cakes tend to be so dense.. and it's just too much.


  5. hannah-rose- thankyou :) Yes, I agree, light and fluffy cakes are the best! x