Chocolate is natures way of making
up for Mondays! Thanks to a twitter
buddy (@chocolatetruth) for this
What better way to start my week with
a scrumptious chocolate cake, rich and
I came across this recipe by starting with
my endless library of chocolate books one
being Green & Blacks chocolate recipes.
This recipe is called the 'Inmates Chocolate Cake', named for
obvious reasons!! Maybe it was a chocolate cake to die for!!
This cake is brilliant for kids to make as it's very straight
forward and not complicated and you really don't need a mixer!
500g plain flour
500g caster sugar
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
150g cocoa powder
150ml vegetable oil
4 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 180 C/350 F gas mark 4. Butter and flour the
baking tins. (2x20cm /8" cake tins with deep sides ) or play around
with one 8" deep square or 9" deep round tin
Sift all the dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl.
Add the remaining ingredients and whisk using a mixer or with a
strong arm! for about 3 minutes.
Bake for 35-40 mins (longer for single 8" deep sq or 9" rd sized tins)
Leave to cool on a wire rack. Once cooled. sandwich together
with apricot jam and pour over chocolate glaze! or fill with your
favourite filling served with a dollop of cream!