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|
Or this? (Made previously)
|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….