Since I’ve gotten a little sick of apple for the moment, I decided to go for something different. I found this recipe on UK TV’s website, and since it sounded so easy, I thought I’d give it a go.
- 50g cocoa powder
- 6 tbsp boiling water
- 3 large eggs
- 125ml milk
- 175g self-raising flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 100g soft butter
- 300g caster sugar
- Preheat the oven to 180°c. Grease two 8 inch sandwich tins and line the bases.
- Measure the cocoa into a bowl, add the boiling water and mix until smooth. Add the remaining cake ingredients and mix until combined. Divide the cake mixture between the prepared tins.
- Bake in the preheated oven for about 25-30 minutes until well risen and shrinking away from the sides of the tin. Turn out onto a wire rack and leave to cool completely.
Mine ended up all in one 8in²x1in square in, and took about 35 minutes to fully cook through.
Unfortunately I only have a bad picture of the bottom of the cake, because as I turned it out, the whole bottom stuck to the pan. Let this be a lesson in the correct application of baking parchment – as in, use it. But it was still very nice, not too sweet, and plenty chocolaty enough.
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