14 November 2005

Chocolate cake to die for!

... and I'm really dying for a bite of it! Only problem being that I'm trying not to gain an ounce over and above all these un-necessary pounds....

So if anyone reading this is interested, try this out, and enjoy... sharing this is my good deed for the day

Grease and dust a 9" round cake tin (or an 8" square tin)

180 gms self raising flour
1/2 tsp soda-bi-carb
1 pinch salt

Sieve these together.

75ml strong coffee decoction or
2 heaped teaspoons instant coffee granules dissolved in 70 ml hot (not boiling water)
2 tbsp (heaped) cocoa powder (preferable dutch process)
1/2 tsp vinegar
1/2 tsp vanilla essence

Mix together to form a smooth lump-free mixture. Bring to room temperature.

150gms butter
200 gms sugar
2 eggs

Preheat oven to 175 degrees C.
Beat butter and sugar till light and fluffy. Add one egg at a time and beat well.
Add sifted flour and coffee-cocoa blend, starting and ending with flour. Make sure batter has no lumps.
Pour into prepared tin and bake for 50 minutes or till done.

Tastes great while warm with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream and a dollop of hot fudge sauce.