This is the easiest chocolate cake recipe… I’ve been making this since I was about 8 or 9 I think.
The recipe calls for dessertspoon measurement but they’re pretty hard to find these days – roughly 2 tablespoons should be about right if you don’t have dessertspoons….
1 & 1/2 cups S.R flour
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup milk
1 tablespoon melted butter
1 egg, lightly beaten
3 & 1/2 dessertspoons cocoa
1/2 teaspoon bi-carb soda
Put all ingredients into a mixer and beat until well combined. Pour into a lined cake tin. Bake in a pre-heated oven (150 degrees C) for one hour.
When cooled, top with chocolate icing and sprinkles (if you want to!)
To make this into a simple chocolate pudding cake, use only 1 cup of flour.
When hubby and I got married a couple of years back, we did it on a budget… After looking at prices of wedding cakes, I decided I could easily save a hundred bucks by doing it myself. And I was pretty happy with the results!
So, I got a couple of packets of Green’s Mud Cake mix and premade these and froze them. The day before our wedding I defrosted them. I sliced off the top to make them both flat, then used some sugar water to paste them together. I then covered them in the icing (Orchid White Icing in a packet – rolled out) using more sugar water and a bit of warmed apricot jam spread all over the cake to stick. Once that all came together, I trimmed the edges and placed it on a nice shiny silver cake board. The ribbons I got from a news agent and the silver rings and deco came from Spotlight! All up the cake came to about $25.
I do have a lovely recipe for a choc mud cake – but at the time decided a cake mix was better as it consistently turns out every time and my cake recipe has on occasion come out a little too dry due to a temperamental oven!