Mum’s ultimate chocolate cake.
Look no further as I have now given you the recipe for the best and easiest chocolate cake you will ever need in your recipe book.
My mother used to (and still does) make me and my sister the best cakes, not just on special occasions such as birthdays and christenings either. She used to make them professionally for friends and family and we have tons of photos of them, I remember the Beauty and the Beast cake for my sister’s birthday and the clouds and rainbow scene cake she made for a friends daughter.
But the best and most memorable cake is the chocolate cake Mum always used to make and still does. Not only did the finished cake taste sublime but the best part was definitely licking the bowl clean.
- 175g self raising flour
- 100g caster sugar
- 4 heaped tablespoons cocoa powder - when I say heaped I mean heaped!
- 1 dessertspoon of black treacle
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder
- 2 large eggs - remember to always cook with room temperature eggs
- 150ml milk
- 150ml sunflower or vegetable oil
Yes, you read right there’s no butter in this so technically it is better for you but who wants to here that about a chocolate cake? I mean its all or nothing when you’re talking about chocolate cake.
Your steps to chocolate heaven:
Place the oven on 180°C or 160°C for fan ovens.
Well, its incredibly simple, you simply weigh and measure everything out make sure to sieve the flour, cocoa and baking powder then just add everything to the same bowl and whisk.
Make sure not to whisk it too much just till its combined together, it is best to use sandwich tins to bake this. Just lightly grease with a little butter and put a circle of greaseproof on the bottom of each tin, then separate the mixture equally between the two tins. Place in a preheated oven and bake till risen and slightly coming away from the edges, depending on the oven this can take 30 or 45 mins just keep an eye on it.
Tip: Use a piece of spaghetti instead of a knife or skewer to insert into middle of cake to check if its done.
(pictures to come)