Chocolate Cake

phil178, Jun 12, 2:18am
.Looking for a good but easy (lazy) chocolate cake that is light BUT not dry!Have tried soooo many but just cant seem to find the right one. It has to be chocolatey!Thanks so much


jessie981, Jun 12, 2:30am
You tried the lefthand message board phil! Type in chocolate cakeunder keyword then under date posted put anytime. Heaps of recipes.

phil178, Jun 12, 2:34am
Yep tried that cant find a recipe thou, just lots of !'s

ange164, Jun 12, 3:16am
This one is the one. The only one ever made in this house now.
BLOODY GOOD CHOC CAKE:
Mix in order - 2c sugar, 2 eggs, 1c yoghurt (any flavor), 3/4c cocoa, 200g melted butter, 2t baking soda, 1 1/2 t vanilla ess, 1/4 t salt, 3 c self raising flour (or 3c flour and 3 t BP), 1c black coffee. Mix all together, makes 2 round cakes or a roasting tray full, bake at 180*c till knife comes out clean when tested (about 30 mins) posted by bams1

sarahb5, Jun 12, 3:40am
DANA'S CHOCOLATE CAKE from Destitute Gourmet by Sophie Gray
Very moist cake, freezes well, either process in food processor or put all in
bowl and beat together.
1 & 2/3 c flour
1 & 1/2 t baking soda
1 & 1/2 c sugar
2/3 c cocoa powder
1 t salt
1 & 1/2 c milk
100g butter, melted
2 eggs
1 t vanilla essence
Oven at 180 C, grease a 20cm loose-bottom cake tin and line bottom - it is a very liquid mix and you don't want it to leak! Put all ingredients into
processor and mix until smooth. Pour into tin, bake 50 min to 1 hour, check if done with skewer.

This is the favourite in our house although Mr 14 and I are currently working through my recipe folder and trying all the chocolate cake recipes I've accumulated over the years but this one is very reliable and what I usually use for birthday cakes.It keeps well too.

pam.delilah, Jun 12, 3:51am
so agree about this one, Can't go wrong. I f you do not have a food processor mix it with a fork or wooden spoon. Makes nice cupcakes as well

jessie981, Jun 12, 5:17am
Sounds like me with Banana Cake recipes sarah. Did a purge of my book last week.

jessie981, Jun 12, 5:23am
Chocolate Cake
2c sugar
2 eggs
1c sour milk or 1c milk & 2TBSPs vinegar
3/4c cocoa
200gr butter
2tsp b/soda
11/2tsp vanilla essence
1/4tsp salt
3c slefraising flour
1c strong boiling black coffee
Put all ingredients into a whizz or mixer in given order.
Beat 1min
Bake approx 1 hr @ 160

tazmin78, Jun 13, 7:26am
i use the edmonds cook book recipe, works a treat every time :) http://www.firstsearch.co.nz/chocolate-cake.html

imtully, Jun 13, 11:18am
Totally agree - got recipe off TM weeks ago and miss17 made two last week and were perfect and moist and could be eaten without icing or with - lots of cakes can be too dry to eat without icing. Took 40mins in my oven at 180*c altho recipe says 30 mins - enjoy!

rj5, Jun 13, 7:33pm
I have tried so many chocolate cakes as well, and found a recipe exactly the same as this- BEST chocolate cake Ive made too :)

huia991, Jun 13, 11:10pm
This is my grandmother's recipe and it is delicious.She was a WI award winning baker and all of her recipes turn out great.It's fairly economical too.
Bessie's Chocolate Cake
1/4 C sugar
50g butter
2 Tbsp Golden Syrup
2 tsp vanilla
1 egg
1 C flour
2 Tbsp Cocoa
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 C milk
1/4 tsp baking soda.

Gently melt butter, sugar & golden syrup together.Take off heat and cool slightly.Add egg and previously sifted flour, cocoa and baking powder.Warm milk and dissolve baking soda in it.Add to batter.Mix & bake in greased tin for 20-25 minutes at 175 degrees.Ice as appropriate.

momma1, Jun 15, 2:37am
try the one egg chocolate cake in your edmonds book, i swear by it

sarahb5, Jun 16, 10:36pm
Last week we did chocolate sludge cake which is similar to the bloody good recipe listed above but uses sour cream instead of yoghurt.This week I'm doing the Anchor Chocoholic Chocolate Cake from the butter wrapper as I've heard this is good too - anyone else tried it!

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