Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Emergency Chocolate Cake

MMMmmm, cake.....
MMMmmm, chocolate... So: in just over one hours time, your house will be entertaining 6 children and 4 adults.... i have held birthday parties with fewer guests than this.
But the weather is poor, kids need to play and you can't 'not invite' so and so...
you'll have to invite them all to yours.

Believe me, this is quick and easy. Providing you have a stock cupboard with Cake ingredients.
7oz plain flour
2 tble spoons cocoa powder
1 t'spoon bicarb soda
1 t'spoon baking powder
4oz caster sugar
2 tblespoons Golden Syrup
2 eggs (i only had ONE EGG left!! so i just put one in, and it was fine)
1/4 pint corn oil (i keep a bottle in the cupboard especially for this emergency cake)
just under 1/4 pint milk

Topping / Filling: Some Icing Sugar... a tub of emergency frosting if you have any... good quality chocolate to melt... cream to whip...any combinations of whatever you have really!


Bung all the ingredients in a bowl and mix by hand or machine - it will be pretty runny.
I greased and lined two 8inch sandwich tins. Fill half each with the mixture.
Cook for about 30mins on 160 / 325 (check at 25mins, my oven is pretty rapid)
TThhhhheee lightest sponge ever! and no butter, and ONE egg! surely it shouldn't work? but it does....

The icing was all experimental with what i had left in my kitchen. half a tub of shop bought frosting in the middle - but you could whip up some cream or make some butter icing? it doesn't need much as the sponge is so good alone :)

For the top, i melted a small bit of butter with 2/3rds of a half eaten bar of dark 70% chocolate and literally the dregs of a packet of icing sugar - whisked by hand... And poured it over the cake, allowing it to drip in abandon. I even put this cake in the fridge for 20mins so the guests didn't think it was 'still warm' and 'just made'.

I am a little house proud and did wash the bowl before they arrived (you could hide the dirty utensils in a cupboard if you're in a hurry)

I was just sweeping the floor as they arrived....
Emergency! and oh sooooo good x
(a recipe given to me as a teenager the Mum of a good friend, an adapted for circumstances)

13 comments:

Mrs B said...

oh lordy I NEEEEEEEEEEEEED that cake, RIGHT NOW!!! I am putting on the kettle, so if you could just hop in your little red mini, that would be just marvellous! ;-)

x

PS I also 'neeed' those pots of chunks etc, are they from waitrose?! x

Mrs B said...

it is an emergency!!

Two Truly Scrumptious Ladies said...

haha, i hate myself for eating this and it really is great. Waitrose pots my love. I deliberately buy my baking goods from there just as they look pretty >>>me=sad<<<

Mrs B said...

good God woman.....you have THE bowl in RED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I feel sick with the wanting......am I shameful!! I think I may be hormonal.....so ignore all of the above! x

LissyLou said...

thanks for that!!

I noticed the bowl in red too!!!!

Deepa said...

wowwowowwowowow.

I need to be the type of person that keeps a handful of fudge chunks in her cupboard.

Fab looking cake!

PaperFish! said...

oh Deepa, you have made me laugh - you are one 'hot cookery chick' so i'm honoured you're here :)

PaperFish! said...

sorry about the bowl *head hangs in shame*

Menopausal musing said...

If I lick my screen, do you think it will taste of chocolate? ......... (Now that IS hormonal! :O)))))))

Great looking cake Kirsty.....

PaperFish! said...

lick the screen..... smellivision!

Taz said...

yummy.
Just one question where do you get corn oil?

maisy said...

right, clear me a drawer or two will you hun? i'm moving in...

PaperFish! said...

Corn Oil,,,, i was given this recipe when i was 18 and since then i have kept a bottle of corn oil (from the supermarket) in my cupboard. Not the same bottle... ya know!