Wednesday, September 29, 2010

mmmm chocolate Cake..... All in One bowl cake mix!

This is mine and my families faaavourite chocolate cake. It is so easy to put together as all ingredients go in the bowl all together, using only one bowl , little utensils  and makes a huge cake!

To change things up dont be afraid to throw in some orange zest or Frangelico.. extra yummo

185g butter -soft room temp
2 tsp vanilla essence
1 3/4 cups castor sugar
3 eggs
2 cups self raising flour
2/3 cup cocoa
1 cup of water

Grease a deep 23cm round cake tin and line with paper, grease paper. Combine soft butter, essence, sugar, eggs, sifted flour, sifted cocoa and water in a large bowl. Beat on low speed with a electric mixer until ingredients are combined. Increase speed to medium and beat for around 3 mins or until mixture is smooth and changed in colour. Bake in moderate oven for about 1 1/2 hours and let stand for 5 mins before turning onto a cooling rack...Ice when cold then watch it disappear!

Now the brood has seen me with the family cookbook they think i am making them cake.. bwwwhahahahahahahahahaa  suckers :P 

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

School Holidays.. AGAIN!

HiHo HiHo Its off to mad i go......

Ok, dont get me wrong, i DO love my kids, its just that they have the ability to drive me INSANE during school holidays.. at 9 and 11 you would think they could entertain themselves.. but NO.  I spose the only grace is i dont live in one of the countries that have the whole summer off  : |

Thanks to retromummy i have a banana cake cooking in the oven and it smells DEVINE.. The Dodgy Husband was impressed with the house smelling so good at 9am when he got home from work too, such a win win ;) 

Now that Spring is here my world is coming alive again, with markets coming almost every weekend from 5th Oct onwards. That also brings alot of work to do! But as part of my world coming alive i have decided to add one more challenge to my to do list, and thats A BLOG ENTRY A DAY, at leeaasst for the 2 weeks of school holidays, i can disguise it as "shhhh, mums working" and maybe get some peace whilst im at it :D

Yup, Australia's worse blogger has set the impossible.. hey, no bets on how long it takes to fail :P

Inspired by the melt and mix banana bread recipe tried today, tomorrows post will include the BEST melt and mix chocolate cake EVER... stay tuned, have a great day, and enjoy the sunshine!!

I smell my cake ready... aaahhhhhhhh