Easter is fast approaching and I’m going to hazard a guess that there will be a lot of chocolate around over the next few weeks. So we thought we’d set you a bit of a challenge here on the Foodies100. We would like to gather together some of your favourite chocolate recipes – the ones you have blogged about that you were most proud of, the best chocolate you’ve ever eaten, the gooiest chocolate cake imaginable. If it involves chocolate, then we want to hear about it.
Whether it’s a blog post you’ve already written or you fancy coming up with something new, add your link below and show it off to everyone. Can we make it to 50 entries? The challenge is on…
I’ll start you off with my recipe for chocolate chunk cake…
200g unsalted butter
200g light brown sugar
3 tbsp cocoa powder
200g self raising flour
2 tbsp milk
75g dark chocolate, chopped
50g milk chocolate, chopped
What to do
1. Preheat the oven to 170°C (but remember, all ovens vary wildly so use a temperature that you know works for you when baking cakes) and line a 1lb loaf tin with a greaseproof liner or greaseproof paper.
2. Cream together the butter and sugar until it is well combined. I use a food mixer because I’m lazy, but you could do it by hand.
3. Mix in the eggs one at a time, adding a tablespoonful of the flour after each egg.
4. Fold in the rest of the flour and cocoa powder followed by the milk, then the chopped chocolate.
5. Spoon the mixture into the cake tin then cook for 40-45 minutes until the cake is cooked through. You can test this by inserting a skewer – if it comes out clean then the cake is cooked. If it starts to brown too much on the top, cover with some foil. If the cake isn’t cooked after 45 minutes, leave it to bake longer, checking every 5 minutes.
6. Allow to cool in the tin for 10 minutes before transferring it to a wire rack to cool completely.
Now it’s your turn! Show me your best chocolate recipes. If you’ve got any great photos, feel free to share them with us on our Facebook page, then we can all drool onto our keyboards.
The challenge is on! Ready, steady, go…