Kel’s chocolate cake

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….

 

Chocolate cake

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

pinch salt

 

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.

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Wedding cake for dummies

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!