Tuesday, 8 July 2008


I learnt to bake this when I was pursuing my studies in Birmingham. Nina, a medic student there gave us a chocolate cake one day. It was soooo good I asked for the recipe. Here goes...


1. 2 butter
2. 280 gm castor sugar or brown sugar
3. 280 gm plainflour
4. 50 gm cocoa powder (Van Houten)
5. 4 eggs
6. 2 egg yolk
7. 1 tsp bicarbonate soda
8. 1 tsp vanilla essence
9. 300 ml water


1. Beat butter and sugar well.
2. Beat eggs in a separate container till white.
3. Add beaten eggs a little at a time into the butter mixture.
4. Add vanilla esence into the mixture and whisk.
5. Sieve flour, bocarbonate soda and cocoa powder.
6. Add the clour into the butter mixture a little at a time while continuously whisking.
Intersperse with water. Mix well.
7. Get ready a greased square cake tin and add the cake mixture.
8. Bake in a gas oven at 180 degrees for one hour or at 170 degrees in an elactric oven for
1 hour.

Go on! Give it a try and tell me the results!
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