It was that Sunday afternoon when the bubba was sleeping and the little Miss and I had some quiet time together that we decided to bake, as what every Sunday usually involves these days. To give her a sense of autonomy, I am now giving her choices and letting her decide a few different things, within reason of course. She decided on chocolate cake.
I often collate a list of favourite recipes I find on either my Pinterest board or Evernote account. For some bizarre reason, there was no chocolate cake to find. So this Mumma had to go searching. To my glorious delight, I found this gorgeous looking cake quickly and easily by no other then Donna Hay. I love this lady. I love her cakes. And we loved this classic chocolate cake. To the disappointment of many, I however did not include the buttercream icing. I did however put choc chips on top, giving me a few extra smiles.
170g butter, softened
1½ cup (265g) brown sugar
1½ teaspoon bicarbonate of (baking) soda
1½ cup (375ml) milk
2¼ cups (335g) plain (all-purpose) flour, sifted
3 teaspoons baking powder, sifted
½ cup (50g) cocoa, sifted
♥Preheat oven to 160ºC. Beat the butter and sugar with an electric mixer until pale and creamy. Gradually add the eggs and beat well.
♥Dissolve the bicarbonate of soda in the milk and add to the butter mixture with the flour, baking powder and cocoa. Beat until combined.
♥Spoon into a lightly greased 22cm-square cake tin, or round, lined with baking paper. Add choc-chips on top and then bake for 1 hour or until cooked when tested with a skewer.
♥Cool on a wire rack.
Are you cooking this weekend? What’s on the menu?