I have never cooked a cake in the same dish that it is served from before, and I thought, what a great idea. I have adapted the original recipe by reducing the amount of butter and sugar as I felt it was a little too much of both. The end result reminds me very much of my Mums classic, old school, chocolate cake, simple and delicious.
In hindsight I really should have greased AND lined the baking dish as the cake was a bit "stuck" but it was still delicious. I don't normally ice cakes but it looks so lovely in the white dish, I couldn't resist finishing it off with chocolate icing.
|In a large saucepan, on medium heat, add the butter, water and cacao|
|Mix until butter has melted and all ingredients are incorporated. Set aside to cool|
|In a jug, mix the milk, eggs, vanilla, bicarb and vinegar together|
|To the cooled, melted butter and cacao mixture, add the flour, sugar and salt|
|And mix well|
|Now add the milk, eggs, vanilla, bicarb and vinegar mixture and mix well to incorporate|
|All ingredients incorporated well|
|Pour into prepared baking dish. |
Prepare dish by both greasing AND lining it with baking paper, then there will be no tears from a "stuck" cake
|Cook at 180 C to 200 C (depending how "hot" your oven is) for 30 to 40 minutes (mine should have come out at 30 minutes, it's a bit too cooked) Let cool before icing|
For the Icing
|While cake is cooling, make the icing.|
80 grams butter, softened, 1 tablespoon Cacao and 1 1/2 cups of icing sugar and 1 to 2 teaspoons of boiling water
|To a bowl, add the icing sugar, cacao and softened butter.|
|Using a fork, work the butter into the icing sugar and the cacao|
|Add 1 teaspoon of boiling water and mix well, add another, if needed, to get the right consistency|
So, tell me, what do you like to do with your time, when it's just you and your home?