Thursday, June 21, 2012

A cake a day...recipe 3!

A cake a day...recipe 3!

Right, so Ive given you the banana cake recipe and the chocolate cupcake recipe, which means we are up to the 3rd cake we ate for my husbands birthday, which was a Chocolate Ganache Cake on the sunday night with friends. I did not make this cake! This was made by a lovely friend of ours. I dont have a recipe or photo, but finishing off the whole cake I think says it was pretty amazing. It was served with more ganache to pour ontop, as well as berries and cream! Sooo good!

So this then leads me to 4th cake on monday night, Double Choc Brownies with my brother and his lovely girlfriend! I did make these, hoorah..BUT...there is no photo as they were eaten straight out of the tin, and I didn't think of photos while we were chatting and eating away! Here is the recipe though. These are the easiest, quickest, yummiest brownies in the world! The original recipe comes from a wonderful book I use alot, simply called Cakes and Slices.

I changed the recipe slightly and used spelt flour instead of wheat, but the rest is the same.

You will need:
80 g butter
40 gm cocoa powder
145 gm sugar
2 eggs, at room temp
60 gm spelt flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
100 fair trade choc chips or chopped up chocolate

First preheat oven to 180C. Grease and line a slice tin. Leave some baking paper hanging over the sides so it is easier to lift out.

Melt the butter in a saucepan over low heat. Remove from the heat and stir in the cocoa and sugar, then the eggs.
Sieve the flour and baking powder, along with a pinch of salt into the chocolate mixture. Stir well. Add the chocolate chips and combine.

Pour the mixture into the prepared tin and bake for 20-30 minutes. The recipe says to leave to cool in the tin before lifting out and cutting, but if your like us, you can devour straight from the tin!

Here is a picture of the brownies in the book! Ours looked just the same!

This is a fantastic recipe to run to when you need something to share or take somewhere asap! And the recipe is soo adaptable! Ive substituted raisins, nuts, dates and beetroot for the choc chips in the past. Ive also used honey or palm sugar instead of sugar. You can also ice them which Ive done! And they never fail, so you can turn these into exactly what you want!



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