A number of you asked for the recipe for Alice’s Amazing Chocolate Cake. So, here it is!
- 8 oz butter or margarine
- 8 oz caster sugar
- 4 eggs
- 8 oz self-raising flour
- 3 dessertspoons cocoa powder
Cream the butter and sugar together until you get a pale, fluffy mixture that drops off the spoon easily. Add the eggs and then the flour and cocoa powder.
Divide the mixture between two baking tins, and cook for 30 minutes at Gas Mark 4. Cool the cake then fill and ice with butter icing, made from about 2 dessert spoons of cocoa with about 2oz butter and 4oz icing sugar. Alice’s cake was topped with Maltesers. Enjoy!
ps: If you’re not in the UK, 1 dessertspoon is the equivalent of 2 teaspoons, and caster sugar is superfine sugar.
Next time I should have some photos of what may be my quickest ever lace project. There are over 1,300 of them on Ravelry at the moment. Recognise it?
Is that a Print O’ the Wave perchance? What gorgeous yarn – what is it?
that’s a nice simple recipe for something that looked awfully good. thanks! and i have no idea on the lace, but always happy to see a fast lace project!
I’m going to have to translate your cake recipe into American. Caster sugar? Dessert spoons? At least I have a kitchen scale!
Oh what a lovely combination: chocolate cake and pretty lace 😉 And thank you for posting the recipe.
Oh my goodness, how gorgeous is that lace of yours!!! And Ishbel is fast? There is hope for me. 😉
Is it Ishbel? I just bought some yarn for that.
Ishy Ishbel! Just lovely!
And how easy – but wonderful – is that cake recipe! Love it! (also fab photo! very domestic goddessy!)
Thank you for that recipe, I will be making it this weekend!
beautiful colours for the Ishbel – some patterns just need that dark brooding palette, don’t they?
yours is going to be splendid!
That cake looks delicious!
Yummy! I do have all the ingredients on hand… Oh, and for us Americans, Gas Mark 4 is 375 degrees.
thanks for sharing!chocolate cake is my number one favorite! you look adorable all decked out in your apron!
oh it’s and Ishbel!
ps…I want that kitchen.
It is so quick and very effective!
And the cake too!
It’s always a relief to find a simple recipe for an amazing cake! Thanks for sharing…
Is it Ishbel – gorgeous!
the cake sounds yummy! and your niece looks like a pro!
the ishbel is aaaaaammazing, Anna. You never fail to dazzle me with your knitting!
She looks so cute with her apron and batter bowl. Thanks for the recipe and yes, that does look like Ishbel to me.
The cake looks incredible ~ thank you for sharing the recipe!
Love the cute apron too.
I always fancy some cake ~ thank you for the recipe, I’ll try it soon!