Friday, June 22, 2012
Donna Hay's Chocolate Cake
My sister used to have loads of Donna Hay magazines and I used to think that was just a magazine name until recently I found out it was a magazine by someone called Donna Hay!!!. I know sounds very Duh!!! hello!!! sort of thing :). Anyway I saw this recipe on her show, Fast, Fresh and Simple and it became my favorite recipe!
Mainly because it uses just one bowl ,meaning less things to wash, its chocolate ( my preschooler son would eat!), and its not very cake like. Very dense and rich due to the almonds and less flour. I reduced the amount of chocolate because my eldest sis said that it needed to be a bit sweeter.
Recipe: Chocolate Cake : Slightly adapted version of Donna Hays' Ultimate One-bowl chocolate cake
125g butter, softened
150g good quality cooking chocolate, broken into pieces
1 cup sugar ( preferably caster sugar or fine sugar )
1/4 cup plain flour
2 tbsp milk
1 cup ground almonds
1. Preheat your oven to Gas mark 3 (170 degree celicius)
2. Place butter and chocolate in a heat proof bowl and place over a pan of simmering water on the stove top. The water should not touch the bowl. Let it melt .
3. Take the bowl off the heat, stir in sugar , flour, milk and almonds, mixing in each time you add a new component.
4. Finally mix in the eggs.
5. Pour into a lightly greased spring form pan ( I am pretty bad with pan measurements , some help in this area please, its mostly guess for me ) cover the top with an aluminiu foil, bake for 40- 45 minutes. check by inserting a tooth pick and should come out clean. Cool in the tin, and serve .
Great for days when you are craving a good dose of chocolatey treat