January Diets - No Chocolate Cake! Well just one..

Thursday 17 January 2013

This Chocolate and Apricot Cake is the only cake you need this month... 

... put the diet on hold this weekend and enjoy!


 How on earth can we be good in these cold days, I am cold and need some comfort food every now and again. It is hard work with a young baby all day, lifting and running about and then to live on a salad - no way! Yes, we are a healthy family and I am not saying go crazy but you deserve a little treat to both make and enjoy cake. A simple pleasure and an delight to make!

You will need the following -

125 grams caster sugar
2 eggs
125 grams butter
100 grams self raising flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
125 grams cocoa
2 tablespoons of milk or if you fancy stir in your tipple of choice
2 tablespoons of apricot jam
Dusting of icing sugar to serve


Let's cook!

1. Cream together the butter and sugar until they are light and fluffy.
2. Beat in the eggs one by one.
3. Sift the flour, baking powder and cocoa into the mixture and fold.
4. Add the milk or tipple of choice and fold.
5. Grease two eight inches cake tins and add the mixture.
6. Bake in a 175C oven or equivalent for 30 mins or until a knife is clean on testing.
7. Leave to cool and then sandwich together with hot apricot jam.
8. Dust with icing sugar.


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