I’d like to share a recipe of a super simple chocolate cake I made recently. I was back from a 20-day trip abroad and I had not yet gone shopping, but this recipe asks for so few ingredients, none of them perishable, so I was able to bake this amazingly tasty and fluffy cake on the fly:
I have no other pictures, as it disappeared too fast!
Ingredients (for one cake or 12 muffins):
- 200 g flour
- 200 g sugar
- 100 g dark chocolate (as powder or in bar – then melt it with some butter or milk)
- 250 ml milk (cow milk or substitutes)
- baking soda (the quantity recommended by its package)
- optional: spices like cinnamon or vanilla
Mix flour and sugar in a bowl. Add the cocoa powder or the chocolate, previously melted with some butter or milk. Add milk, baking soda and spices. Mix well. Pour the mixture in a cake pan and bake for around half an hour at 180 degrees Celsius.
I was used to bake this kind of cakes with eggs, so this eggless recipe left me initially cold. After it came out of the oven and we tasted it, I changed my mind, the texture was perfect!
Recipe source: Il Ricettario Segreto del Lago Maggiore e d’Orta, by Franco Mora and Elisa Tognasca.