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to make a chocolate sponge cake, do i just add cocoa powder to a plain sponge mixture?

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lucysmam Thu 07-Aug-08 20:09:35

because i'm writing a list of things to do in my new cooker if i get time tomorrow but have never made choc cake (mil usually makes them for me) so thought i'd give it a go

palaver Thu 07-Aug-08 20:11:17

substitute some flour for cocoa powder, I can't remeber the quantities

LIZS Thu 07-Aug-08 20:11:32

No you substitute about 25g of flour for cocoa

palaver Thu 07-Aug-08 20:12:49

tehy suggest 50 g in this recipe

palaver Thu 07-Aug-08 20:13:28

x post - wasn't trying to contradict LIZS

FluffyMummy123 Thu 07-Aug-08 20:13:40

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lucysmam Thu 07-Aug-08 20:16:30

thanks. ICod, I already have some as oh and lo love choc concrete so usually make some through the week.

Am going to add choc cake to my list for tomorrow now! Cakes and biccies galore!!

Anyone know how to make choc chip cookies or biscuits along chocolately lines while we're at it?? tia

FluffyMummy123 Thu 07-Aug-08 20:16:59

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ComeOVeneer Thu 07-Aug-08 20:18:17

Personally I think it tastes nicer with real melted chocolate and buttermilk, for a rich moist cake.

FluffyMummy123 Thu 07-Aug-08 20:19:15

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lucysmam Thu 07-Aug-08 20:32:41

oooooh, real melted chocolate ComeOVeneer?? Sounds a tad complicated bbut out of curiosity how would I do that?

cheers iCod, will have a look

Concepta Thu 07-Aug-08 20:48:41

Comeoveneer - any chance of a recipe for this cake with melted choc and buttermilk - sounds delicious.

lucysmam Thu 07-Aug-08 21:35:01

i agree concepta, never made choc cake but with real melted choc and buttermilk sounds yummy to me too!

SaintDeliasprotegee Fri 08-Aug-08 07:06:23

COV recommended this recipe to me the other day

ultimate chocolate cake

SaintDeliasprotegee Fri 08-Aug-08 07:06:43

(it's the buttermilk and melted chocolate one)

lucysmam Fri 08-Aug-08 09:04:56

ooooooh am all excited but daren't look in case its a bit beyond my limited capabilities in the kitchen!! will maybe attempt it though, would be rude not to! any excuse for chocolate really. Thanks SaintDelia

mackerel Fri 08-Aug-08 09:08:35

My mum has a fab recipe that ads cocoa and melted plain choc. it is delicious. she made it every b'day and now I do the same. Kids love it too!

lucysmam Fri 08-Aug-08 09:25:38

think i'll just stick to swapping flour for cocoa powder as SaintDelia's looks well beyond me but thank-you, it looks very very yummy. Am quite jealous of you for being able to create that!

Concepta Fri 08-Aug-08 19:56:29

I'm no "Delia" but I think I'll give the Ultimate chocolate cake a go. I'll let you know how I get on, but I'll leave it to next week-end - I have my baking sorted for this week-end (Family favourite - Victoria Sponge with Fresh cream and Lidl Raspberry Jam)

lucysmam Fri 08-Aug-08 22:17:59

good luck concepta, it looked quite beyond me at the mo although i would love to be able to produce something like that eventually

Love2bake Sat 09-Aug-08 15:23:06

Nigella's Choc cookies

yum

lucysmam Sat 09-Aug-08 15:34:36

ta love2bake, they look fairly easy although i might have to wait until my top up shop next week as don't have some of the ingredients.

Love2bake Sat 09-Aug-08 15:36:45

yeah they are quite easy. I dont bother with the bicarb tbh.

lucysmam Sat 09-Aug-08 16:24:22

oh, well i could probably give them a go then as that was the only thing missing.

Concepta Sat 16-Aug-08 13:24:45

Lucysmam and Saint Delias Protegee, I tried the Ultimate Chocolate cake and it was easy enough to make - took quite a long time though. I would be inclined to use it more as a pudding. It is very sweet which means even someone like me with a sweet tooth didn't eat too much of it.

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