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Saturday, 6 August 2011

Nana's Super Quick Chocolate Sponge

This is a great cake to whip up quickly, especially when a friend phones wanting a cake made and delivered in a hurry or you have unexpected guests show up for afternoon tea.  It was one of my Nana's standby recipes that she used loads. It always tasted delicious and you can ice it or fill it any way you like.

1 cup self-raising flour

¾ cup sugar

30g butter, melted

2 dessertspoons cocoa

½ teaspoon baking powder

¾ cup milk

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla extract

Sift the flour, cocoa and baking powder in to a bowl and add the sugar.  Make well in the centre of the dry ingredients and then add the melted butter, unbeaten egg, milk and vanilla.  Stir everything well with a spoon and then beat with an electric mixer for 2 minutes.  Scrape down the sides of the bowl and then beat for a further minute.  Carefully pour the cake batter into a greased and lined round cake tin.  Bake the cake in a moderate oven for 25 minutes.  Remove from the oven and leave to cool for 5 minutes in the cake tin.  Turn the cake out onto a wire rack and leave to cool completely.

Dust with icing sugar or ice with chocolate ganache or buttercream icing before serving.

1 comment:

  1. That does indeed sound utterly scrummy! Thanks for joining in the Recipe Shd. It's Sausages this Thursday!