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My go-to cake: Donna Hay’s melt & mix chocolate cake

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Easy melt & mix chocolate cake

I forgot I loved this cake. I used to make it as muffins once a month as a nanny. It was great for lunchboxes and afternoon tea treats. It’s the kinda cake that uses just one bowl, doesn’t require getting out any electric mixers and can be made in minutes. Oh, and it tastes good too.

The weather here has been oh-so-miserable for about 5 weeks. I’m talking constant rain, winds and flooding around town as well. The news is filled with updates on the weather. You can see people struggling, and it’s just taking it’s toll on people’s spirits.

It’s also the kind of weather that is perfect for baking and making things, so yesterday I called up my go-to cake recipe for another run. It had been a while.

Easy melt & mix chocolate cake

250g butter, melted
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1 1/3 cup caster sugar
3 eggs
1 1/2 cups dessicated coconut
1 1/2 cups plain flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 cup milk

♥ Preheat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Grease a cake tin {I used a round 24cm tin} and line the base.
♥ Place all the ingredients into a large bowl. Mix until completely combined.
♥ Pour into your prepared tin, and bake for 50 minutes.
♥ Serve warm or cold, with cream or ice cream. You can also cover the top with icing if you’re feeling indulgent.

Note: You can easily make this recipe into muffins. I think I used to cook them for around 20 minutes, but if you try muffins just watch and remove from the oven when the tops are firm.

Easy melt & mix chocolate cake

How is the weather where you are right now? Would cake make it better?