Rainy day – let’s bake

Chocolate cake

It’s raining outside… there’s nothing exciting in the cupboard – let’s do some cooking mummy!

Master Chef Jr (3) and I tried out a new chocolate cake recipe today… and it’s is quite a good one – other than sifting the dry ingredients we only had to add everything else to the bowl and beat for three minutes. ย The hard part was waiting 45 for it to cook**.

Here is the link to the recipe we used: Big Oven

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  • Buttermilk is just milk with vinegar… add one teaspoon white vinegar to one cup of milk, voila: buttermilk
  • This recipe is also listed on the Big Oven iPhone app – I used “chocolate sponge” as my search.. but this cake seems too moist to really be called a ‘sponge’.
  • If making this again I would set my fan forced oven to 165/170C
  • The recipe makes two round cakes… one to share, one to freeze or, if you’re feeling decedant, perfect for a sandwich of jam and cream or chocolate frosting to make a big cake
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Here’s the final product – just in time for after school snack ๐Ÿ™‚

**Too bad the chef (who insists he doesn’t need a lunchtime sleep) has fallen asleep waiting for it to come out of the oven! ย More for Immi and I.. yummm.