The 3 minute chocolate cake has been a favourite in our house for a long time. Forever, really. The Lady Of The House acquired the recipe from her mother, who in turn got it from hers, and so on.
This needs no machines – no mixers, beaters, nothing clever. Just a bowl and spoon. And a bit of arm-power. The 3 minutes part refers to how long it takes to beat it, but making it is only about another 3 minutes.
You will need:
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup self raising flour
- 2 level tablespoons cocoa
- ½ cup milk
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla essence
- Melt the butter.
- Combine all the other ingredients.
- Pour on the butter.
- Beat well, with a spoon or fork, for 3 minutes.
- Pour the mix into a lined loaf tin, and cook in a moderate oven for about 20 minutes.
My favourite time to eat this is just after it has come out of the oven, when there is still a crunch to the crust. It’s like chocolate bread.
If you leave it longer so it has completely cooled, that crunch disappears, and then its more like a traditional cake. A few cracks and craters on the top are normal, nothing to worry about. If you feel really keen they can disappear under a chocolate icing!
- Filed under cake.