Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Black Cake

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:

Black cake

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).

8 comments:

Jonzz said...

Hmm... looks easy enough (Ke ke)

iml said...

Are you sure it's so simple?? Must give it a try.

Judy said...

Black cake? Mmmm, nice yummy choc cup cakes more like it. :)

See, you can bake the fruit cakelah....go lah, I challenge you...oops, encourage you. Hehehe.

Kelly Mahoney said...

So cute! I hope they at least enjoyed the cakes.

stay-at-home mum said...

Yes, It is so easy. My daughter S has even done it by herself. Now I can retire.

stay-at-home mum said...

Hi iml
Do give it a try. It's really not difficult.

Yes Kelly
The kids enjoyed the cakes.

Hi Judy
I think she half expected me to burn the cakes, then they would truly be Black cakes. Oooh! A challenge. I love challenges. Will give your fruit cake a try. But 1st must go stock up on brandy. Hic!

bp said...

Your cupcakes look so nice... I hope to give them a try! I can see why all the kids, not just D, wanted to help make them!

Btw, I've been having trouble adding comments on your blog... dunno why, but the comments link doesn't always work. Just know that I'm always with you, comments or none that I managed to leave =)

eastcoastlife said...

Thanks for the recipe. I'll try it.