Thursday, 11 September 2008
I promised my cousin SR in Kuala Lumpur that I would post this recipe a few weeks ago. Sorry dear, I got caught doing other things, but here it is. Well better late than never, I say.
This is a no fuss, light chocolate cake. I got this from the NINEMSN site. It makes an excellent tea cake and we make it nearly every other week as a snack for the kids for their school lunches.
Ingredients – for 1 cake
1 cup self-raising flour
1 cup sugar
3 tbsp cocoa
½ cup milk (may need extra)
3 tbsp melted butter
1 tsp vanilla essence
60g soft butter, chopped
3/4 cup icing sugar
1 ½ tbsp cocoa
1 tbsp milk
1 Flake™ chocolate – crumbled (optional)
Place all ingredients in a medium-sized bowl and mix with wooden spoon until combined. Then beat with an electric mixer for 3 minutes.
Place mixture into a large greased tin and bake in moderate oven for 50 minutes.
To make icing, beat butter with electric mixer until as white as possible. Gradually add half the icing sugar, all the cocoa, milk and vanilla essence. Then add remaining icing sugar and beat until smooth and creamy. If using flake chocolate, crumble it and add in to the icing or use to decorate at the end.
Top cooled cake with icing and serve.