I just know you need another chocolate cake recipe. Â I came up with this recipe the other day. Â It is quick and easy to prepare. Â We have worked our way through this cake over the weekend and it seems to keep very well. Â I hope you try it out. Â I promise you won’t regret it! Â In fact, I baked another one tonight for guests coming tomorrow. Â I’m trying not to go and cut a slice while it is still warm (cue me eyes rolling back into my head!).
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup castor sugar
2/3 cup cocoa powder
200gm dark chocolate, chopped roughly
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped roughly
1/4 cup cream
1/2 cup plain flour
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
1/4 tsp bi-carb soda (baking soda)
1 tsp vanilla extract/essence
Place butter and 100gm chocolate in a saucepan and melt over a low heat. Â Take off heat and set aside. Â Sift all dry ingredients into a bowl. Â Add cream and vanilla essence to the melted butter and chocolate. Â Making sure the chocolate mixture has cooled, pour it into dry ingredients and stir through. Â Add beaten eggs and stir until combined. Â Add chopped nuts and the other 100gm of chopped chocolate.
Mix until combined and pour into a well greased cake tin (approximately 20cm diameter) lined with baking paper. Â Place cake in a pre-heated oven on approximately 160 degrees celsius for about 45 mins or until cooked through. Â Leave to cool before turning the cake out. Â Dust with icing sugar and serve with strawberries if desired.
Enjoy! Â Jacinta x