My Best Super Easy Chocolate Cake

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super easy best chocolate cake

super easy best chocolate cake

For all of you chocolate lovers, you are going to love this one I’m sure. It’s one that I would want to hide and keep….*big grin*. But no, there’s more joy in sharing with you my recipe. It’s really so easy that you will know how to make even if you have never baked before. This cake is very moist, chocolatey and not too sweet. you can call it brownie if you like. If you like it rich, pour a layer of ganache over it. That will take you to a higher level of chocolate heaven….*big smiles*.

I have been travelling quite a lot lately. I thought I would be like a free bird after my daughter got married but no, I was wrong. I seemed to be more busy. Anyway, it’s good to be busy than be bored with nothing to do. I had been away to visit my eldest daughter.

One thing I miss most when I travel is my kitchen! Weird huh. See, it’s hard when you are in someone else’s kitchen where you don’t have all your kitchen gadgets with you to cook and bake. That’s what happened when I visited my daughter recently. I thought it was already bad when I went back to Malaysia recently and did some baking in my in-law’s house. But this is a lot worse…..*sigh*. There was no weighing scale, no measuring cups and no measuring spoons. There’s a small baking tray and a pyrex bowl that I gave her last time…..*phew*. You can read more about my baking back in Malaysia recently here at Easy Kaya (Coconut Jam) Cake and My Memorable Trip Home (Cooking and Baking).

But well, no problem is a problem. I went to Asda and bought the cheapest whisk. It cost me 75p. My gosh….it looks so flimsy that I feel it would break anytime…..haha. But thank goodness, it didn’t….*big smiles*. I managed to make 3 cakes with some estimation using a drinking mug. My daughter’s housemates liked it very much but to me, I think it’s only sub standard…..*blushing*……hehe. See the 3 cakes below here! Sorry, won’t give you the recipes otherwise I’m going to end up with a barrage of complaints……*big grin*.

Moist lemon curd cake

Moist lemon curd cake

Coffee cake

Coffee cake

If you like coffee, I have an espresso coffee cake at Moist Chocolate Espresso Cake.

Banana cake

Banana cake

If you like banana cake, I have a few here at Healthy And Moist Oatmeal Banana CakeBlueberry Banana Streusel Cake and Banana Peanut Butter Cake.

To cut the long story short, I visited my daughter again within a very short time. This time I brought along measuring cups and measuring spoons. My girl has been craving for chocolate cake. Of course I will make for her. One of her housemate’s mom was also there to visit her daughter and was very eager to learn to bake cakes. See, we are all awesome moms, visiting our girls to cook for them and cheer them up as they run the very final lapse of their course…..*big grin*. I guess all moms are superwomen. They are often pulled in different directions and still stay in one piece! Well, all mothers have a big heart and a strong inner strength to contain it all…….*big smiles*.

Teaching people how to cook and bake is just not in my bones. I tend to get stressed up and forget some ingredients……hmmm. But this one is super easy and I’m sure I’ll not forget the ingredients…..just melt, mix and bake and don’t talk too much…..*big grin*. Oh wait, if you can teach your zero-baking husband how to bake, you can teach anyone on earth, right?…..haha. I did that!!! And passed with flying colours, stress well under control….haha. You don’t believe? Check it out at Successful Baking Lesson For Zero Cook Husband.

Right, here’s the recipe for my super easy chocolate cake and how it went.

Ingredients A
250g butter
300g dark chocolate

Melt the butter and chocolate together

Melt the butter and chocolate together

Put butter and chocolate into a small pot and let it melt under low fire, stirring it every now and then. Remove from the fire when all is melted.

Ingredients B
4 eggs
1C dark brown sugar

Whisk the eggs and sugar

Whisk the eggs and sugar

Put the eggs and sugar into a mixing bowl and whisk until well mixed. You don’t need to whisk until it rises. My flimsy whisk will definitely break if I do that….haha.

Add the butter and chocolate mixture to the egg mixture. Whisk just to mix.

Ingredients C
1C flour
1 pkt Dr Oetker baking powder (5g)

Chocolate batter mixture

Chocolate batter mixture

Add Ingredients C to the mixture above and gently mix until well combined. For your info, I have been using Dr Oetker’s baking powder and baking soda in packets when I travel. They come in SO handy. My daughter likes it very much because it’s so convenient to use.

Ready to bake

Ready to bake

Pour into a paper lined tin and bake at 200 degrees Celsius for about 15-20 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. The time depends on the depth of your baking tin. I always like to use a low tin as it bakes fast. The time also depends on the oven. I find the oven at my daughter’s place doesn’t bake evenly. Maybe I’m still not used to it. But nevertheless, the cake came out absolutely moist, chocolatey and delicious. My daughter said it’s the best. Her friend’s mom and her friends all liked it very much. I wish I can eat the whole tray without gaining weight! Just keep dreaming and don’t eat the whole tray……..haha

Super easy and quick chocolate cake

Super easy and quick chocolate cake

Well, it’s your turn to try this cake now. Let me know in the comment box below if you ever try. I’ll be so excited to know how you get along with it. I will be making it again soon to share with my friends.

Til then see you in my next post.

Quote of the day……

Often people attempt to live their lives backwards; they try to have more things, or more money, in order to do more of what they want, so they will be happier.  The way it actually works is the reverse.  You must first be who you really are, then do what you need to do, in order to have what you want. “

Margaret Young

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Ann@Anncoo Journal  on August 20th, 2013

Mary, I’m crazy of chocolate dessert lately. Your chocolate cake looks really easy to make and yummy too! :D

suituapui  on August 20th, 2013

I think I want to try. I can’t bake to save my dear life…but as they say, who says you can’t teach and old dog new tricks? If using self-raising flour, no need to use baking powder already, right? What’s a C? A cup, is it?

somewhere in singapore  on August 20th, 2013

Come to grab for my breakfast tomorrow, hehe…

Belinda @zomppa  on August 20th, 2013

Is it wrong that I just want to jump into this cake? And this for breakfast sounds perfect!

Claire  on August 20th, 2013

Hey Mary, niow that you mentioned it, yes, it has been some time since your last post. I can imagine how happy you feel to see your love ones, same with that they are not in the house, i really miss them a lot more!
Ok baking cakes? Not me…i rather fly over to taste yours… Haha… I can stil remember eating your cakes in your car … Thinking back, if only I felt more comfortable without the pain, i would have enjoyed much much more…. Sitting, standing and walking was a problem then. Hahaha.. Lily told me to go body checkupnbefore traveling next time… Hahaha

Mary  on August 20th, 2013

@Ann@Anncoo Journal - Looks our our brains are working at the same wavelength :D Great brains work alike…..hehe

@suituapui - Yes! At last you are trying! You are definitely not too old to learn. You will make the 2 ladies in your house smiling the whole day if you bake this for them :D Yes, if you use self-raising flour, then you don’t need baking powder. Just that it may rise even higher and the texture may be a little different. Just my thought. But I’m sure it will still be nice though. Yes, C is for cup. 1C = 250ml water.

@somewhere in singapore - Come, waiting for you :D

@Belinda @zomppa - Haha….love your expression, Belinda! You can have it for breakfast, lunch and dinner :D

@Claire - Yes, it can sometimes be hard when our kids grow up, especially if they are all over the place. Fully understand how you feel. Hope you can get to travel more often to visit your children. Indeed you should come again. There’s a lot more food waiting for you :D Pray that your every travel will be without problem so that you can enjoy your hearts out. Lily is so sweet to ask you to go for checkup before travel!

Jeannie  on August 20th, 2013

Lovely cakes and simple to make thats what I like:D No icing cakes for me!

TasteHongKong  on August 20th, 2013

Yes, they look absolutely moist. But you’ve made it sounds so simple and easy to prepare even beyond …well, may I say, your comfort zone? : )

Nami | Just One Cookbook  on August 21st, 2013

Did I hear “super” easy? :D I haven’t baked for a while and my poor baking skill got rusted even more. xD I should try this super easy one to start baking! ;)

Angie@Angie's Recipes  on August 21st, 2013

Love easy and delicious chocolate cake! That lemon curd cake looks super too.

Le Petit Trois  on August 21st, 2013

Aunty Mary! Love the fact that you bake in such large batches…still hoping for a day to come visit you guys again and taste some of those mooncakes, brownies, cakes, etc. etc. that i’ve heard about from sharon and deacon!!

love nikki

p.s. I tried to subscribe again but it says i’m already in your mailing list - I’m pretty sure that I haven’t been getting any subscription though? Anyway, just thought i’d let you know! i guess i’ll just have to continue to manually visit your site! :P

Katerina  on August 22nd, 2013

I am a chocolate lover and I do love this cake Mary!

Cheah@No-frills Recipes  on August 23rd, 2013

Your girl and the housemates plus their mums must be having a gala time enjoying your bakes. The mums will be hopping to your blog soon!

Chris  on August 26th, 2013

I love that chocolate cakes of yours. Book marking it and thanks for sharing.

Debbie  on August 27th, 2013

Hi Mary

I love easy recipes. The cake looks yummy. This one is a must try. Wait, got to go buy ingredients first. Thanks for sharing.

Mistletoe  on August 29th, 2013

Props to you for baking so many cakes without the proper equipment. If my one cake turns out (with ALL the equipment needed), it’s a day to go buy a lottery ticket. Teehee. Your cakes always look moist and delicious. Mine always sinks. Lol. Anyways, L loves chocolate and would drool over this cake. K doesn’t like chocolate. Strange one, isn’t she? Lol. Thanks for sharing.

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