One pot chocolate cake

Sep 07 2012 0 Comments Tags: baking, cake, woodstove

Even though we don't eat much sugar, chocolate cake is still an occasional treat.  The thing I hate about baking is cleaning up, so this "one pot" cake is my favourite recipe!  If I could take the handle off the pot and put the entire thing in the oven I would....

Rather than "creaming" the butter and sugar, in this recipe you dissolve the sugar, cocoa powder and butter in milk by heating it in a pot.  I then stir in the 2 eggs and the flour and scoop the batter into a cake tin.  The only thing to remember is to let the mixture cool enough before adding the eggs, so that they don't cook :)


Heat in a pot until combined (keep heat as low as possible, otherwise you have to wait for ages for it to all cool down, the butter will melt just above body temperature, so it doesn't need much heat):

1 cup milk
1 1/4 cups sugar (I use whatever I have, this time brown sugar, when that's used up I'm on to the rapadura)
125g butter
1/2 cup cocoa powder (using up the normal stuff, then have a stash of organic powder)
1 tsp bicarb soda

When the mixture is cool enough, beat in:

2 eggs

And then:

1 1/2 cup wheat flour (I used 1 of white and 1/2 of wholemeal)
1 1/2 tsp baking powder

Transfer to a cake tin and cook for 40 min in your woodstove or in a normal oven at 180 degC


What do you think?  Do you have a one pot cake recipe?

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