4 October 2012

Choc Cake

Delicious Chocolate Cake...

Very easy to make, secret is to avoid overcooking so cake is a little moist.

Preheat oven to 180 celsius.
In a large pot melt together:
150 grams butter
1 cup cold water
1 1/2 cups caster sugar
1/2 teaspoon of Baking Soda
2 heaped Tablespoons of cocoa powder

Bring to boil, stirring, until mixture froths and doubles in size.
Put aside to cool for 15 minutes.
Whisk in 2 lightly beaten eggs and 1 1/2 cups of self-raising flour.
Pour mixture into a square paper lined tin, or a round greased tin with a removable bottom.
Bake for 30 -40 minutes. It is cooked when skewer comes out of centre clean. 
When cold ice with chocolate icing of your choice.

I use this recipe for many variations...
Omit cocoa for:
Ginger - 1 or 2 teaspoons of powdered ginger. Ice with ginger icing.
Orange - Add 2 tablespoons of finely grated orange rind. Ice with orange icing.
Coconut - Add 1/2 cup fine desiccated coconut. Ice with raspberry icing.

Printable recipe here:

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