This is a recipe for a really simple, straightforward, no-muss no-fuss, chocolate cake with some chunks of dark chocolate tossed into the mix.
The amounts used aren’t prescriptive, as I used Granny’s old method of “Backen nach Schnauze”.
This basically means that you adjust the ingredients as you go, depending on the water content or creaminess of the butter, the amount of sugar you like, the sizes of the eggs you use, the creaminess of the milk, the amount of dark cocoa or bitter chocolate you prefer, and the size of the loaf tin.
I’ve used roughly the following ingredients:
200g (less than a cup) of sugar
2 large free-range eggs
2 dessert spoons of milk
2 dessert spoons of dark cocoa
500g (about 2 cups) of flour
Half a slab of dark chocolate in chunks
You can add a layer of chocolate frosting or stick colourful smarties ontop if you wish (and if you want to subsidise your dentist), but I prefer cakes that aren’t sweet and sugary. And I like cakes that don’t require you to dirty a lot of dishes and utensils, or that need time and patience and attention to detail. There’s too many other things clamouring for our attention nowadays!
So, give it a try, and let me know if it works for you.
Enjoy slices of this delicious chocolate chunk loaf cake with a cup of coffee, or tea, in front of the telly, while watching the opening match of the 2010 Fifa World Cup Soccer Tournament between Bafana Bafana and Mexico at Soccer City in Johannesburg.
Kick-off is TODAY at 16h00 SA time promptly!