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Chocolate cake ,,,, VONNE

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The ultimate chocolate cake.,,,, again,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Make exactly as recipe, it's easy, quick and super, the only chocolate cake you will want,................qahtan

Here you go, this is Gary Rhodes recipe, it is every thing you are asking for, fabulous flavour, easy to make, cuts into 12 generous slices and I have also divided the slices with food plastic and frozen it so I can remove just the amount I want.
I make it with the extra 8 ozs grated chocolate , German dark chocolate.. :-)))

If you like chocolate cake then this is the one for you.


This is a chocolate cake with a difference. It's a basic chocolate cake recipe with the addition of rich stout which makes a very deep, rich cake, not only with the flavour of stout but also the colour to go with it. Guinness works very well in this recipe. The combination of the soft brown sugar and stout gives you fuller texture and taste. Also 100-225g (4-8 oz) of plain chocolate can be grated into the mix to give an even stronger taste. It's very good to eat as a cake, or for real chocoholics, you could warm a slice in the microwave and serve it with a Rich Chocolate Sauce

225g (8 oz) unsalted butter
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
350g (12 oz) soft brown sugar
2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
4 eggs, beaten
400 ml (14 fl oz) stout (Guinness)
225g (8 oz) plain flour
100g (4 oz) cocoa

Pre-heat the oven to 180C/350 F /gas 4. Butter a 20-25 cm (8-10 in) deep cake tin. Cream together the butter with the soft brown sugar.

Gradually add the beaten eggs. Sift together the flour, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda. Mix the stout with the cocoa powder. Now add the flour and stout mixes alternately to the butter and eggs until completely and evenly bound. You will find the consistency to be quite soft.

Spoon into the prepared tin and bake in the oven for 1 to 1-1/2 hours until set. You may need to cover with a piece of brown paper after an hour to prevent it browning too much. Allow to cool before removing from the tin. The stout cake is now ready -cheers!

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I CANNOT STAND GARY RHODES But his yorkshire pudding recipe works for me, after years of touch and go.

So i wil give his chocolate cake a go.

I'll let you know.......... Cheers
"If we're not supposed to eat animals, why are they made of meat?" Jo Brand
"If we're not supposed to eat animals, why are they made of meat?" Jo Brand
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So easy, no fail Yorkshire pudding

My Recipe'
Before and after baking.


1/3 cup flour
2 eggs
and enough cold water to make a fairly thin batter,
Mix together and rest several hours in the fridge. I usually mix my batter right after breakfast and leave it until needed for dinner. Heat pan with a spot of oil in each pot, 400 degree F then divide batter between each pan, bake, you can almost watch the popovers/yorkshires rise in the oven.

It's the resting in the fridge also the pouring the batter into the hot pans

that is the secret.... qahtan
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