Showing posts with label Recipes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Recipes. Show all posts

April 22, 2014

Roasting Dish Chocolate Cake

This weekend just been we were invited to a close friend's 30th Birthday party. It was a 'bring a plate' occasion.

For those of you who are not from New Zealand or don't know kiwi slang, 'bring a plate' means to bring a dish to be shared with everyone for a meal.

I decided to make a giant chocolate cake cooked in a roasting dish as it needed to feed large numbers.

I wanted to use a recipe that was quick, basic, easy and wouldn't take long to make from start to finish.

After a quick google, I came across this great recipe from the blog Bridget's Readings, Ramblings, Recipes and Randoms

Here is the recipe I used for those that are interested. The original can be found here.
I did change up the original recipe mainly to fit what was in my cupboard but also cause I felt like it.

Mix together in a big bowl:

3 cups flour
3 tsp baking powder
pinch salt
3/4 cup cocoa
1 1/2 cups sugar
Mix together in a little bowl:
1/4 cup oil
2 eggs
1 cup milk
2 tsp Vanilla Essence
Pour the wet into the dry ingredients and mix, then add 1 cup boiling water and mix again. Don’t be freaked out when it looks like a sloppy mess, it’ll come right.
Bake at about 160c until it’s done. 
To check if it was done I used a wooden skewer to poke the cake until the skewer came out dry (no uncooked batter on it). 
I cooled the cake directly in the roasting dish (this took about an hour or so) so that I could then transport the cake to the party easily.  
To finish it off, I iced it with a quick chocolate icing recipe of cocoa powder, icing sugar and hot water. I didn't use any specific measurements for this, just eyeballed it until I had the consistency I wanted. 
I forgot to take a picture of the cake all iced, but here is one after it came out out of oven. 

Note: I doubled the above recipe to make the cake in the picture above. 
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