A doctor friend shared with me the recipe for this cake. She told me: "If you put in good ingredients, the cake is bound to come out nice. So dont stinge."
A few weeks ago when S, N and hubby were out at a chess tournament, Little D and I got down to baking this cake. I measured the ingredients while little D helped to stir, and taste the batter (not that tasting it was necessary). As this is a very simple recipe it took us less than half the usual time we normally took to bake a cake.
When the cakes came out of the oven, Little D was still unhappy. She wanted to do more. She had not stirred enough. So I decided to make some butter cream to top the cake, just so she could do her part by adding sprinkles on top.
This was the result:
When the rest came home, they wolfed down the cakes. S and N were disappointed that I did not wait for them to bake the cakes, they love baking too. Since it is such an easy recipe, we will be doing it more frequently. :)
So if you want to try it out, here's the recipe:
8 oz self raising flour
2 oz cocoa powder (use Valhorna)
10 oz caster sugar
2 eggs (beaten)
5 oz melted butter
1 cup milk
Melt the butter and add in the sugar. Next stir in the flour, beaten eggs, and milk. Stir till smooth. Pour into a greased and floured ring pan and bake for 45 to 50 mins in a 180C/350F oven.
(Instead of doing it in a ring pan, I halfed the baking time and made cupcakes).