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Can I make a chocolate cake with DRINKING CHOCOLATE?

(31 Posts)
LostProphet Tue 28-Oct-08 17:26:34

Instead of cocoa powder?

We have one, not the other wink

Tis cadbury add milk stuff, not instant iyswim

AmIWhatAndWhy Tue 28-Oct-08 17:27:00

Yes, it's the same thing.

LostProphet Tue 28-Oct-08 17:28:04

It has added sugar doesn't it? Which is why cocoa powder tastes more bitter in a drink (or am I talking bollocks?)

AmIWhatAndWhy Tue 28-Oct-08 17:32:01

Yes that;s a point, so add less sugar. What better excuse to taste the mix before making it.

LostProphet Tue 28-Oct-08 17:33:07

ooh that is insanely logical blush "add less sugar"

boogeek Tue 28-Oct-08 17:33:56

I have a recipe for cake with drinking chocolate - will dig it out if you want it?

LostProphet Tue 28-Oct-08 17:35:10

ooh yes please - I am very much one for instructions rather than winging it

boogeek Tue 28-Oct-08 17:38:18

It's a lovely easy one - and our default birthday cake because it works so well.
5 oz SR flour
3 oz drinking choc
6 oz caster sugar
3 eggs
6 oz soft marg or butter
3 tbsp boiling water
Put all ingredients in a bowl and mix well (this is the sort of recipe I like!). Line a cake tin 8" gives a deep cake, 9" one of normal depth. Bake at 180 for 1 h (according to the instructions: it takes more like 40 mins in my oven so keep an eye on it)

AuntieMaggie Tue 28-Oct-08 17:42:10

drinking choc added to butter and icing makes a lovely topping....

LostProphet Tue 28-Oct-08 17:44:40

Fab!

snigger Tue 28-Oct-08 17:52:33

Twill be beige, not dark dark gooey chocolatey ..... <<retreats back into Chocolate Doomsayer's Cave>>

LostProphet Tue 28-Oct-08 17:54:46

I have a pot of ready made butter icing from ages ago blush

Colour don't matter - taste is what counts wink

boogeek Tue 28-Oct-08 18:23:50

It is not beige! <huffs>

snigger Tue 28-Oct-08 18:38:58

grin


<<BEIGE...beige...beige.....>>

LostProphet Tue 28-Oct-08 18:40:34

I will announce colour in a couple of hours wink

LostProphet Tue 28-Oct-08 20:00:09

I have decided I don't give a sh*t what colour it is - it smells incredible

snigger Tue 28-Oct-08 20:02:17

LP, after the plate/fabric drama, frankly, I'd like a slice even if it's green grin

MadamePlatypus Tue 28-Oct-08 20:03:34

I don't know, but I think it would be a little bit like using cadbury's dairy milk when the recipe calls for 70% cocoa dark chocolate - not impossible, but not the same ingredient.

LostProphet Tue 28-Oct-08 20:09:09

It'll be fiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiine

LostProphet Tue 28-Oct-08 20:17:46

Looks good

methinks DH put a bag of plain flour in the self raising tub though... I had about 2oz from a bag, and the rest from the tub - it isn't a risen as I would have expected!

vesela Tue 28-Oct-08 21:35:58

Our default birthday cake is also made with drinking chocolate - a whopping 8oz. It's from Claire Macdonald, Seasonal Cooking, and can be altered to make it more or less sticky (in fact my default is the brown sugar, plain flour version and it's great).

6 oz (175g) butter
6 oz (175g) caster sugar, or dark brown/muscovado for a stickier cake
4 large eggs
8 oz (225g) drinking chocolate powder
3 oz (75g) SR flour, or plain for a stickier cake
few drops of vanilla essence

Cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add eggs one by one, beating well. Sieve flour and drinking chocolate together and add to mixture. Add vanilla essence. The mixture will be fairly runny. Grease and flour two 8-9 in. sandwich tins (I do it in just one and it's fine). Bake at 350F or 180C for about 30 minutes.

vesela Tue 28-Oct-08 21:39:23

or you can use more flour and less drinking chocolate, although I don't think I ever have

LostProphet Tue 28-Oct-08 22:06:44

Did the recipe from earlier - it was lovely and def def BROWN

snigger Wed 29-Oct-08 06:51:29

<<brown ...... is just dark beige ... grin>>

Bravo!

Haplessmale Tue 22-Feb-11 21:45:00

all i can say is WOW i am probably the worst cook in the planet when it comes to baking desserts but that chocolate cake was yummy
made it with the kids and was nicely surprised
It's a lovely easy one - and our default birthday cake because it works so well.
5 oz SR flour
3 oz drinking choc
6 oz caster sugar
3 eggs
6 oz soft marg or butter
3 tbsp boiling water
Put all ingredients in a bowl and mix well (this is the sort of recipe I like!). Line a cake tin 8" gives a deep cake, 9" one of normal depth. Bake at 180 for 1 h (according to the instructions: it takes more like 40 mins in my oven so keep an eye on it)
so ty whoever posted it because we are buzzing

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