To Friday and dark cocoa on cakes

Ohh Friday, I've missed you... 
Where have you been? Are you here to stay?
Remember the time we sat all summer like you were friday everyday?
Please stay a little longer...

... I made cake,
the rich kind of cake.
The one you like to spend weekends with.
The kind mum taught us to make. 
It was so light and airy...
It still is...

chocolate sponge cake

cocoa powder

egg shells

chocolate cake

While you were away the sky turned blue,
a wonderful blue, and the sun is warm.
The kind that makes you think of the sea,
and makes you wish, and makes you smile.
The kind of sun that makes you talk happy.
And daydream quietly.
Lets hope it stays too. 

Blue cloudy sky


6 eggs
1 3/4 cup sugar
2 cups plain flour
3/4 cup dark cocoa
1/2 cup oil
3/4 cup warm water
3 teaspoon baking powder

Heat oven to 180 degs and line cake tin.
Separate yolk into large mixing bowl and set egg whites aside in a medium sized bowl. 
Whisk yolks vigorously and add sugar in stages until creamy consistency is reached. 

In a separate bowl mix cocoa, oil and warm water and mix until all the cocoa has dissolved.
Add chocolate mixture to creamy yolks.
Fold in flour and baking powder. 
Whisk egg whites and gently fold in to cake batter.

Bake for 1 hour at 150 degs in a fan assisted oven. 15-20 mins longer in regular oven. 

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I made Pancakes and Apple crumble too... Will you stay just a little longer?

7 responses

  1. Heaven!

    June 30, 2012 at 2:19 PM

    • That’s certainly the word to describe it! Thanks Nilu! My mother has made this cake for ever and we just can’t get enough of it. It’s just right and just perfect!

      June 30, 2012 at 2:39 PM

  2. yummy!

    July 1, 2012 at 8:16 AM

  3. all your photos are gorgeous! I’m loving your site!

    July 6, 2012 at 3:44 PM

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