Friday, July 23, 2010
BookGang Chocolate Cake
In the last week of term Chris Harbrow bought along a fantastic chocolate cake with a coffee flavour. His mum has provided us with the recipe. It is a great recipe, really easy to make and it makes a very generously sized cake - perfect for 20 boys and a hungry librarian! I made this cake the other night to take to a meeting of lots of other school librarians and they loved it too, and I promised the recipe would be on the blog, so here it is!
Mrs Harbrows Large Chocolate Coffee Cake
1 3/4 cup sugar, 2 cups flour, 1 tsp baking powder (or 2 cups of self-raising flour), 3/4 cup cocoa (depending on how rich you want it, sometimes 1/2 a cup is enough), 2 tsp baking soda, 1 tsp salt, 2 eggs, 2 tsp vanilla extract, 1 cup strong coffee (aprox 3 tsp instant coffee in 1 cup water), 1 cup milk, 1/2 cup oil.
Mix everything together in a bowl and blend on medium/high speed for 3 minutes. Bake in oven at 180 degrees for approximately 1 hour to 1 1/2 hours. (Best to check after 1 hour and make a judgement call on how much longer) Ice with chocolate or coffee or chocolate and coffee icing!