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Sunday, September 27, 2009

Happy (belated) birthday

Birthday cake

Although it was the boyfriend's birthday last week I only just got around to baking his birthday cake today. I got the recipe from a colleague after she baked this cake and brought it into work. She describes it as her "bog standard chocolate cake" but as Sam is a fantastic cake baker her "bog standard" is my "pretty darn fabulous".

4oz caster sugar
4oz butter
2 eggs
1oz cocoa powder
3oz SR flour
2 tbsp milk

Preheat oven to 190 C (or less for a fan oven). Prepare tin(s). Cream butter and sugar. Beat in eggs. Fold in flour and cocoa. Stir in milk.* Put in tins. Bake for 20-25 mins until springy.

4oz/125g butter
1.5oz/40g cocoa
6.5oz 170g icing sugar
2 tbsp milk

Cream butter with half cocoa/icing sugar mixture. Add rest with milk and work in. Use to sandwich/coat cakes. Decorate as desired!

* I used Nigella Lawson's food processor method which involves putting all the ingredients in the food processor plus one teaspoon of baking powder.

1 comment:

Petit Filoux said...

hum looks tasty!!