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Cake 2: Even Cakier

While I was triumphantly preparing Awesome Cake for the Earth Hour Party I went to (with additional Extra Awesome in the form of Cake Balls), I cranked up the challenge by also making a cake to take to Mumini and Dadini’s for morning tea. Truly, I have been in a world of cake lately. As an infrequent cake consumer, I am moderately hornswoggled, but working through it.

I’m sharing this cake with you because it’s easy and tasty and cool. It has this much butter in it:

Perfect for every occasion.

And it looks like this when you’re preparing it:

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Which is cool. Like lava! Or a swamp!

Chocolate Raisin Cake

You need these:

  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup raisins or sultanas
  • 250g butter
  • 1 cup castor sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cloves (optional)
  • 3 heaped tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon soda bi-carbonate soda
  • 1/4 cup of boiling water
  • 2 cups plain flour

You do this:

  • Mix water, raisins/sultanas, butter, sugar, cinnamon, cocoa & cloves in a big pot. Boil for 5 minutes, then leave to cool.
  • When it’s cool, dissolve soda bi-carb in the 1/4 cup of boiling water and add to the mixture with the flour.
  • Pour into a greased & floured round or square tin and bake for 45 mins at 180°C.

Super easy; mega tasty and moist; looks like a swamp while you’re boiling it. What more could you ask of a cake? Also egg-free, if that’s a concern; vegan if you substitute Earth Balance or margarine for the butter. Go and make it. Go on. I’ll wait.

(I won’t wait.)

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