Thursday, 29 September 2011

the mother of all chocolate cakes

Yummo! Katie's chocolate cake so easy and delicious!
Yesterday when I was doing my usual blog roll scan, I came across a fantastic guest post by Katie at Planning with Kids. Katie is a mother of eight children, and her guest post Our Big Family Story was so inspiring and uplifting to me. At the end of her post, Katie shared a recipe for her chocolate cake that she often bakes to feed the tribe when they come home from school. As an avid baker, and a working mother, I am always looking for an easy recipe for something delicious. And well after reading this post and recipe, I just HAD to bake it!

Katie's really easy chocolate cake recipe (as it appeared on Planning with Kids). 

Katie says she uses a large square cake tin or two loaf tins, how ever I used a large round spring base cake tin, and it worked a treat!

  • 125 grams unsalted butter (softened)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ¼ cups sugar
  • 1 ¾ cups SR flour
  • ½ cup cocoa
  • ½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • Dash vanilla in 1 cup full cream milk
  1. Mix dry ingredients (I don’t sift – ever!)
  2. Add wet ingredients
  3. Beat together with electric/hand mixer for approx 5 mins
  4. Bake in moderate oven (160 C) for 40-45 mins.
Ice with chocolate icing. Approx two cups icing sugar, 1/3 cup of cocoa, one tablespoon softened butter and water to mix.

Do you have a favourite cake recipe that is really really easy?

Be Happy,


Maxabella said...

Oh yes please! I missed this post at Planning so I am very glad to have found the recipe here. I have been searching and searching (and baking and baking) chocolate cake recipes and I just haven't found an easy, workable one yet. Bookmarking this for a trial run soonest! x

Nic said...

Yes, this cake is sooooo easy Maxabella! It tastes just as good as it looks (I am wiping crumbs off my mouth as I type!)

Kalyan said...

Just mouthwatering...looks so easy to prepare and delicious!

Happy Homemaker UK said...

My cakes usually come from a box(!), but I must admit that my daughter loves to bake - perhaps we could tackle this over the weekend? Thank you for the idea. Your newest follower, XOLaura

PlanningQueen said...

YOur cake looks superb!