Chocolate cake. Need I say more? This recipe the simplest, best textured and nicest chocolate cake I’ve made (or eaten) in a long time and it’s so easy to make in the Cuisine Companion that you probably won’t believe it. I’ve struggled to find the appropriate person/place to credit for the brilliance of creating this recipe – this link is as close as I’ve come. Once you’ve made it you’ll probably want to say thanks too.
As with all of the recipes I post if you just want to print it out and avoid my pretty pictures and explanation, head on down to the bottom of this post. But for those of you who like some explanation and visuals – read on. You can find more family friendly Cuisine Companion recipes here. You might also like to join this facebook group Loving the Tefal Cuisine Companion.
Turn your oven to 180 degrees (160 if fan-forced). Line the base of a larger sized cake tin with baking paper and lightly grease the sides.
Insert the ultra blade into your Cuisine Companion. And then add all of the ingredients into the bowl! 170g butter, 4 eggs, 250g milk, 300g SR flour, 370g brown sugar, 40g cocoa powder and 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence.
Work at speed 8 for one minute. Scrapes down the sides of the bowl and then work at speed 12 for 20 seconds.
Pour the batter into your cake tin and cook for one hour 0r until a skewer inserted into the cake comes out clean (without uncooked cake batter on it.)
Remove the ultra blade from your Cuisine Companion bowl and get the little people to clean the bowl for you. This cake mix almost tastes like chocolate pudding – so frankly try stopping them!
Once cooled I iced my cake with a classic mix of butter cream icing. I reduced my usual recipe by 3/4 to suit the cake size – as I didn’t really think we needed the sides iced as well as the top!
Butter Cream Icing
1/4 cup of butter
1 & 1/4 cups if icing sugar
1 tbs of milk.
Mix this well by hand.
Disclosure. My Cuisine Companion was gifted to me and I have agreed to post recipes for your enjoyment in return.
- 170g Butter
- 4 Eggs
- 250g Milk
- 300g Self Raising Flour
- 370g Brown Sugar
- 40g Cocoa
- 1 tpsVanilla essence
- Turn your oven to 180 degrees (160 if fan forced.)
- Line a good sized cake tin base and lightly grease sides
- Insert the ultra blade into your Cuisine Companion
- Add all ingredients into the bowl
- Process at speed 8 for one minute.
- Scrape down the sides.
- Process at speed 12 for 20 seconds.
- Pour batter into the cake tin
- Cook for one hour or until skewer inserted comes out clean.
- Ice using butter cream icing. This cake freezes beautifully and can be pre-cut and frozen for school lunches.