Hello and Happy Friday!
Welcome to another edition of Fabulous Foodie Fridays. Last week we had an amazing array of 40+ recipes linked up – Thank you! Some of my favourites from last week included:
These Mini Vege Hot Dogs from vegeTARAian would be perfect for the kids – and adults too!
I like to mix it up when it comes to my breakfast choices, and I can’t wait to try these Honey Roasted Figs with Pistachio and Yoghurt created by the very talented Pretty Mayhem.
This Blueberry Pavlova created by the lovely Peregrination Gourmande looks like the perfect dessert for my next celebration.
Don’t forget to pop over to Bake Play Smile to see some more of my picks from last week!
Whenever I see a chocolate cake recipe which is a little different to ones I have made in the past, I can’t help but give it a go. I came across this recipe for Rich Chocolate Cake in an old football club cookbook and was intrigued by the addition of raspberry jam to the recipe.
The boys were eager as always to help me out in the kitchen, however I think they had an ulterior motive as they seemed to be more interesting in taste testing and licking spoons and the bowl than actually putting the cake together. They lost all interest in the activity once the cake went into the oven, however once it was removed and I began making the icing, their interest in what I was doing quickly returned.
This cake is indeed quite rich, and a small slice was enough to satisfy me. While I really enjoyed the chocolate buttercream on top, I’m thinking next time I make it I will try adding a layer of raspberry jam and whipped cream to the centre – yum!
Rich Chocolate Cake
- 125 g of butter - softened
- 1/2 cup of caster sugar
- 1/3 cup of icing sugar - sifted
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup of raspberry jam
- 1 1/4 cups of self raising flour
- 1/2 cup of cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda
- 1 cup of milk
- Chocolate Buttercream
- 50 g of dark chocolate
- 25 g of butter
- 3 teaspoons of cream
- 1/4 cup of icing sugar - sifted
Line a 20cm square cake tin with baking paper and preheat your oven to 180 degrees.
Sift the self raising flour, bicarb soda and cocoa together into a small bowl and set aside until needed.
Place the softened butter and both of the sugars into your electric mixer bowl and beat until the mixture turns pale and is light and fluffy.
Add the eggs one at a time and beat well between each addition.
Add the vanilla extract and jam and beat until well combined.
Add the sifted flour mixture and the milk alternatively to your mixing bow - keep it beating on a low speed. Once all of the ingredients have been added, continue to mix for a further 30 seconds or until all the ingredients have combined.
Pour the cake batter into the prepared cake tin and place in the oven to bake for 40 minutes or until cooked through when tested with a skewer.
Carefully remove the cooked cake from the oven and allow to cool in the tin for approximately 20 minutes before carefully turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
Once your cake has completely cooled, you can then make the chocolate buttercream.
Place all of the ingredients for the Chocolate Buttercream into a small saucepan and stir over a low heat until the ingredients have all combined and the icing is smooth and glossy.
Spread the buttercream over the top of the cooled cake using a spatula or butter knife.
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