Well, where do I start?
This is supposed to be my first entry into Belleau Kitchen’s monthly bloggers challenge….
But I don’t know if it counts…
July’s challenge is to select a random recipe from your favourite cookbook.
This is where the problem begins….
I chose my favourite cookbook – Carine Goren’s ‘Sweet Secrets’…..
(Or second favourite if you count ‘Feast’ by Nigella Lawson)
But then I CHOSE a recipe, not randomly, but completely intentionally.
Against the rules.
Dom, send the blog fairy out!!
Is there a Bloggers court? Send me there too….I think we need a jury…..
Will this quick and easy chocolate cake appease the blog fairy?
Or this? (made previously)
|Dreamy, creamy vanilla cupcakes|
Dreamy, creamy vanilla cupcakes
Or this? (Made previously)
|Better than store-bought Cinnamon rolls|
Better than store bought Cinnamon rolls
Next month I promise I’ll behave.
Quick n Easy Chocolate cake
Adapted from ‘Sweet Secrets’ by Corine Goren.
1 cup vegetable oil
1 cup sugar
1 cup chocolate drink mix (eg Nesquick)
3/4 cup sour cream
1 cup flour
1 tsp BP
1/2 cup double cream
120g plain chocolate (I used a mix of milk and plain)
8 inch baking pan or 1 loaf pan.
Make the cake:
Preheat oven to 170deg. C.
This is where the difficult bit begins…..
Mix the cake ingredients in a mixer.
Erm, that’s it.
Pour into an oiled pan and cook for 40 minutes.
40??? Mine took 70…..
I really don’t know why…could be I used a wrong sized tin (Too square)….it took ages for the middle to cook….by which time the edges had turned, shall we say, a tad too crispy?
While the cake is cooking melt the cream and chocolate together (I did it in the microwave)
Pour the topping over the hot cake, yum…..
Cool slightly and serve.
Marks out of ten? 7.
Would I make it again? Yes! Try again.
Would I do anything differently? I think I’d bake it in a narrower, longer loaf tin, mine is quite short and square-ish, so it takes longer for the middle to cook….
Look delicious Ann! gloria
You can join me in the (Food) Court of Random Recipe misdemeanors if you like Anna?!! But I'd set you free- this looks a gorgeous chocolate cake!
I would be certainly appeased if I had this superb cake in front of me right now:)))Φιλάκια!
Well. If there was a slice of this cake in front of me now i would, of course, be all forgiving. But I had a word with the blog fairy and shes not happy either. She explains that the rules are perfectly clear and you're only cheating yourself. Clearly i can only see one way round this and that's for you to come over and bake in penance for me!!! On a lighter note I can totally see why this is your favourite book. It's fab as are all those lovely cakes!
*Hangs head in shame*;-) I promise not to cheat next month Dom.
Gloria and Lenio mou, thank you xxKate- I'm right there with ya sister! ;-)) xxx
Mmmmmm….yummy. I am so glad you have joined Dom's Challenge. It is great monthly fun.
Trust me, I too would have chosen a recipe completely intentionally. Three creations all look very tasty.
Anna it looks delicious. An award is waiting for you after lemon syrup. Tantekiki.blogspot.com
Oh how I love an easy cake recipe – not to mention chocolate, of course. Odd about that cooking time, though – maybe it was the blog fairy's revenge.
Ooh I think the blog fairy can make an exception this month ;)Fantastic- everything looks simply mouthwatering, Anna. I am perhaps the biggest sucker for cinnamon buns, so I will definitely be checking that out!Thank you so much for visiting!xoxo,Tammy
p.s.Thank you for adding my link to your blog list! I truly appreciate it! I just added yours!xoxo,Tammy
I bet the blog fairy, whoever she is, definitely approves of this! 😀 Easy and chocolatey are both terms I'm coveting!
I don't know about a blog fairy, but this cake would please me 🙂
Anna, just to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY♥♥♥
Thanks Manu ❤ <3And all of you for commenting! It's so nice to read them!
Well you can't go wrong with chocolate cake – surely anyone would be appeased!
Anna, i'm gutted I missed this off the list for July's round-up… head in the clouds and try as I might there's always one that slips away. I am sorry and will update the post as soon as I get home x
No worries sweetie!I feel suitably chastised… Lol….