Friday, 12 September 2014

Chocolate Adventures

So here it is, finally, my first ever recipe! Its adapted from the famous chocolate cake recipe that you can find here.

This recipe is for one 6-inch cake baked in one pan 3 inches tall.

3/4 cup & 1 tablespoon Flour (I use self-raising)
2/3 + 1/4 cup Sugar
3/4 teaspoon Baking Soda
1/4 teaspoon Baking Powder
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1/4 + 1/8 teaspoon Cocoa Powder
1/6 cup Egg (whisk one egg in a cup then measure it into a 1/6th cup)
1/8 cup Vegetable Oil
1/4 + 1/8 cup Buttermilk
1/4 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1/4 + 1/8 cup freshly made Coffee

Step 1:
Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cocoa powder in a large bowl on medium speed until combined.

Step 2:
In a smaller bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, vegetable oil, egg and vanilla extract until fully combined.

Step 3: 
Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients slowly, mix them until full combined, then add in the hot coffee and mix until combined. 

Step 4:
Line your 6-inch wide, 3-inch high cake tin and pour in your mixture. Bake in a pre-heated oven on 350 degrees/gas mark 4 for 40-50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

With this cake, you can pretty much do whatever you like when it comes to serving and decorating. It is absolute perfection when served hot, with some whipped cream or some sour cream warmed with some granulated sugar. The other day however, I decided to give it a little more and make some light chocolate buttercream to ice my cake. Take your pick, and enjoy!

Have a go, let me know how it goes and enjoy!

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