Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Best Ever Chocolate Cake Recipe


Recently I shared my recipe for Egg Fried Quinoa with you, as an egg recipe for a collaboration with British Lion Eggs. They got in touch with me again last week to ask if I fancied doing another recipe post featuring eggs, so of course I said yes. Originally this blog was going to be a food blog, but then lifestyle posts sort of took over, so I'm enjoying the chance to get back to my roots of talking all things food.


I decided to do a completely different type of recipe to my last one and do something decadent and naughty, and as I was craving my Mum's chocolate cake recipe, I thought I'd share that one. Any excuse for cake!

Ingredients

  • 275g caster sugar
  • 175g margarine
  • 3 eggs
  • 1tsp vanilla essence
  • 175g low fat natural yoghurt
  • 225g self raising flour
  • 50g cocoa powder
  • 1tsp bicarbonate of soda


Method

1. Preheat your oven to 170°C 

2. Grease and line a 9 inch spring-form tin

3. Cream together the caster sugar and margarine until the mixture is smooth


4. Beat in the eggs, vanilla essence and yoghurt


5. Sift in the flour, cocoa powder and bicarbonate of soda and stir well


6. Pour into tin (it should be super thick so don't worry when you struggle to get it out of the mixing bowl) and level out by shaking the tin around

7. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean from the middle of the cake


8. Leave it to cool in the tin on a wire rack for 5 minutes before turning out to cool completely. 


9. Cut into slices and serve! 

It lasts really well, and freezes fantastically, so I have some stashed away in the freezer for emergency Great British Bake Off desserts (it really is impossible to watch that show without some form of cake). 


If you want to get all fancy, when you serve it you can whip up some cream and make your own fruit compote by heating and mashing up some frozen berries with a generous spoonful of icing sugar. Seriously yummy and impressive looking, but actually kind of easy. 

I hope you enjoyed this recipe, for more egg ideas and recipes, as well as tips like how long to boil an egg you can visit eggrecipes.co.uk. I'll be back soon with more food related posts and a wedding planning update!

Rachel x
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