Everyday Chocolate Cake


Needing dessert post-steak I was thrilled to find that yes indeed, I have all the ingredients I need to make the Everyday Chocolate Cake from Smitten Kitchen. I’ve made it before and it is super delicious and fills the kitchen – or room in my case – with the most wonderful chocolatey aroma.

Directions in the post on SK which I would also suggest reading because of the section about different types of cocoa and the alterations to the recipe that need to be made; here are the metric equivalents, rounded up to make things a bit easier:

115g unsalted butter, softened
195g light brown sugar
115g granulated sugar
1 large egg, at room temperature
240ml buttermilk (as an equivalent use half milk, half yoghurt)
1 tsp vanilla extract
190g plain flour
75g Cocoa powder (Dutch cocoa AKA cocoa with an acidity regulator added (check the tin))
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt

Bake at 160C.

So, now I have my New Year’s entertainment all lined up. Cake making and eating. Hurrah.

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