One thing is for certain, I did not opt for the healthy banana bread… but I went for the extreme chocolate-chocolate cake. Yes, I said chocolate twice. Before all the lock down shenanigans, I ordered some metallic food dust from Yuppi Chef. I had to put it to the test and what better time to do it than during lockdown?
Before we get into the cake, we might as well have a chat while you wait for your oven to pre-heat (180 degrees, by the way).
Lockdown has been interesting, to say the least. We all had expectations of all these amazing skills we will learn and these healthy life choices we will adapt, but let’s be honest, I need to go back to kindergarten because I can’t even tell you what time it is or what day of the week it is… but now I can sew and give you great movie reviews
Anyway! Your oven is probably hot, so here is the recipe to the best chocolate cake that I ever (finished in one night) made.
The golden milky way cake
Oven: 180 degrees
1 & 3/4 cups flour
2 cups white sugar
3/4 cocoa powder
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 large eggs
1 cup of buttermilk (if you don’t have, make your own with 1 cup of milk and 1tbsp of white vinegar, leave for 5 minutes)
1/2 cups melted butter
1 tbsp vanilla
1 cup of coffee
1 slab of milky bar (yes, milky bar)
1/3 cup of milk
2 tbsp butter
Optional: gold and silver food dust
How to do the crime:
1. Mix eggs, melted butter and vanilla and sugar until smooth.
2. Add in the salt, flour, buttermilk, cocoa and baking soda and mix.
3. Finally, stir in the cup of coffee. The batter will be very runny.
Tip- if you want to be extra, stir some chocolate into the coffee to melt before use.
Pop all this goodness in the oven for 35 minutes. Don’t fill the pan up over 3/4.
If you can pull out a clean toothpick, you are good to go! Leave to cool
In a pot, melt your butter and slab of milky bar.
When the chocolate looses its shape, add in the milk and keep stirring. If it goes lumpy, stir faster. Pour the melted mixture over your cake and spread with a knife.
Take a teaspoon and spread little bits of food colouring dust over the white glaze. I then use a piece of card (or I guess a hair dryer\fan) to blow the dust piles over the cake for a galaxy effect. See, now it looks fancy.
You just made the best cake.
Well done, Miss Trunchbull approves.