07 July 2014

♪ Can I have another piece of chocolate cake ♫

You can't beat a good chocolate cake.  For me, that means three things - 1) soft, moist and chocolatey (I can't stand chocolate cakes that don't taste of chocolate!), 2) easy to throw together and 3) a reasonable size - ideally it's got good height, and will last for more than a day with ravenous raccoons marauding the pantry.  

My mother-in-law has always made the following recipe, and I can testify that it meets each of the above requirements.  One mixing bowl, nice big cake, tastes awesome!  

2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 cup milk
3/4 cup cocoa
200 g melted butter
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp vanilla essence
pinch salt
3 cups SR flour
1 cup boiling water with 1 tbsp coffee dissolved in this

  1. Preheat oven to 160 degrees celcius and either line or grease a large spring-form cake tin.  
  2. Mix all ingredients, in order given above - note, this is a very wet mixture.  
  3. Bake for 40 minutes, or until skewer comes out clean.  
  4. Cool on a rack, then ice with your favourite chocolate icing and decorate as the desire takes you.  

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