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 !
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