If you feel that you want to gain some brownie points with your children and family, then why not apply your skills to making a delicious chocolate cake? You’ll soon find that your popularity will rise to an all time high.
Cake making needn’t be too time consuming
If the idea of cake making fills you with dread, and you don’t have too much time to spend in the kitchen, then there are some alternatives. One great time saver is to use a slow cooker. Most quick and easy desserts for this ingenious kitchen utensil will ask you to mix up all the ingredients in advance, place them in the slow cooker and then in a matter of hours your cake will be ready. The joy of a slow cooker is that you don’t have to hover around in the kitchen staring anxiously into the oven to check on the cake’s progress.
Yummy chocolate cake
In order to create a delicious chocolate cake, you’ll need to have 2 cups of sugar, a ¾ filled cup of flour, ½ teaspoon of baking soda and ¾ cup of cocoa powder. The wet ingredients consist of 2 eggs, a cup of milk 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract, ½ cup vegetable oil and a cup of boiling water. Simply beat up the dry ingredients in one bowl, do the same with the wet and then mix the two bowls together. Once the ingredients have been combined then pour them into your slow cooker. Make sure that you have applied cooking spray to the slow cooker in advance. The cake will take about 3 hours to cook, and you should use the low setting.
Accompaniments for your chocolate cake
Once you’ve let your cake stand for around half an hour it’ll be ready to serve. A brilliant accompaniment for this hot cake is a serving of delicious vanilla ice cream. Alternatively, you could pour cream or custard over the cake and add some raspberries or strawberries for decoration. Top tip: when serving, make sure that you reserve a generous portion for yourself – this cake doesn’t hang around for long, especially once your children have sampled it.
Adult additions for chocolate cake
If you’re hosting a sophisticated dinner party, you can always add some kirsch or cointreau to your cake mixture. The fruity flavours of these liqueurs will complement your pudding and elevate a simple chocolate cake to new heights.