Monday, January 10, 2011

A Wicked Sunday Afternoon

What do you do on another rainy afternoon . Bake a cake & this was the finished product but lets show how it started............

The kids decided to have a swim in the rain.....
 (after weeks of rain in the summer holidays you finally say why not your going to get wet anyway)

I thought I would quickly bake a cake  while hubby was watching them. No time for cookbooks , just make up a recipie you might remember & hope it works.......

Rushing never works for me , sunken in the middle & it cracked
when I turned out of pan. How do I make this look appealing........

Add a small scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side & 
garnish with a sprig of  chocolate mint from the garden.
Mmmm needs something else.....

Oh how about a little of this , chocolate ganache...

did you say "more" ,well  ok......

did you say STOP....

Surely no more , this is it !

Viola !
You would never know how it looked before, straight out of the oven

It was a big hit & tasted delicious
It was moist & slightly dense
 (I think it didnt rise high because I added melted chocolate to the mixture)

Cream together 125 gm butter & 125 gm castor sugar
Add 2 lightly beaten eggs & 125gm Self Raising Flour &
3 tabs dark cocoa powder
Beat until smooth
Add 1/2 cup melted milk chocolate
Pour into a 20 cm cake tin (greased & paper on the bottom)
Bake at 180 degres
 (roughly 35 min , would vary with different ovens)
Cool before turning out
Ganache - I just melted chocolate, took off heat & 
 added King Island Double Cream
stirring until smooth.

WARNING : This will add inches to your hips & increase cholesterel  levels

Karyn x


  1. double yum - a great addition to a rainy arvo - best le

  2. Yes it definitely was a good day for baking. Looks delicious!

  3. Yes it definitely was a good day for baking. Looks delicious!

  4. That's a funny story and you have a way of telling it! Rachaelxx


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Karyn x