This post is especially dedicated to all my blog readers. It has been four months since I started this blog with a lot of apprehension but the response that I get from you guys energizes me. Each and every comment that you leave here makes me happy though I may not have responded individually to your comments lately. There is nothing to match the way you feel when you see that people from places that you don't even knew existed have visited your blog. So I am saying a big thank you to all those who follow me as well as those who intend to, and of course, my non-following readers. Thank you for all the sweet comments that you leave here and the interest that you show in my blog.
This receipe is adapted from the book "Mary Berry's Favourite recipes." I tried it for the first time and it came out very well.
What I used:
Self-raising flour/maida 4 oz / 3/4 cups
Margarine 4 oz/ half a cup
Caster sugar 4 oz/ half a cup
Cocoa powder 1 tbsp
Hot water 3 tbsp
Baking powder 1 tsp
The method is fairly easy. First dissolve the cocoa in hot water. Next dump everything into a bowl and beat using an electric mixer for 2 mins. If you don't have one you can always use a wooden spoon or a whisk. Pour the batter into the cake tin and shove it into the oven and after a few minutes of waiting you will have a delicious chocolate cake. The baking time and temperature mentioned in the book is 25 mins at 180 degree C but I always bake at 150 degree C because my oven tends to overheat and burn anything inside. I baked for around 40 mins. You will know when the cake is done if it starts pulling away from the sides of the tin. Also you can insert a fork or something inside and see if it comes out clean.
Of course there are certain things that you have to keep in mind while baking a cake such as the size of the cake pan that you use, consistency of the batter (the batter for this cake was a bit thick, thicker than the ones that I have made before, so I was a bit doubtful whether it was going to be okay or not), greasing the pan, etc. I am not going to go into details about that because I myself am a novice.
I used chocolate buttercream icing for the cake but I felt that it tasted better plain without the icing.
I wish you all enjoy a very happy weekend with a huge chunk of chocolate cake.
Is there anyone who hates chocolate cake?