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Chocolate Cake

Spring seems to have deserted us for a while, the weather forecast is even predicting snow for tomorrow, with the kids off for the Easter break, too wet and cold to go out that left only one thing to do-make a Chocolate  Cake.We here at Lake Avenue House love Chocolate, and a chocolate cake on a cold wet day seemed the only way to go . I had seen this recipe on the back of a bag of flour, sounded easy only thing it had mayonnaise,yes I know, sounds strange, mayonnaise in a cake, but thought we would give it a try. Surprise, surprise it works, lovely cake, nice and moist with a great chocolate kick, perfect comfort food.

Chocolate Cake Recipe

225g/8oz                Plain flour

25g/1oz                    Cocoa(note I added an extra tablespoon)

1teaspoon               Breadsoda

3                                     Eggs

175g/6oz                  Caster Sugar

1teaspoon               Vanilla Essence

200g                           Mayonnaise

300ml/½ pint     Water(note I only used half of this water)

Filling & Topping

Hazelnut chocolate spread

  • Preheat oven to 180c/350F/. Lightly grease and line a 8 inch deep cake tin. I used an 9inch with a funnel.
  • Sieve the flour, cocoa and bread soda into a bowl and set aside.
  • Beat eggs, sugar, vanilla essence and mayonnaise until light an fluffy
  • stir the flour and water alternately into the egg mixture(begin and end with the flour)
  • Pour into tin and bake for about 30mins until firm.
  • Cool in tin for 10 mins, transfer to wire tray and let cool.
  • Split cake in half, spread hazelnut chocolate spread on one half then assemble again.

Then enjoy. We sampled our cake while it was still warm with chocolate spread oozing out. Yummy

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