Recipe by Pietro
This recipe has been in the Robinson family for many years. It is a tasty chocolate cake recipe that allows you to add extras to suit your taste. It keeps moist for around 4 days. That also depends if the kids don't find it first!
- 125 g butter
- 1 1⁄4 cups caster sugar
- 1 cup water
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
- 2 eggs
- 1 1⁄2 cups self-raising flour
- 1⁄2 cup sultanas or 1⁄2 cup any dried fruits
- 1⁄2 cup chopped walnuts
- 1 -2 dash rum
Directions See How It's Made
- In a large saucepan slowly melt butter and add sugar, water, cocoa powder and bicarbonate soda.
- At this stage you may wish to add dried fruits, sultanas and rum.
- Allow to boil for 5 minutes.
- Remove from heat and allow to cool.
- Add 2 well beaten eggs to saucepan and mix well.
- Add self raising flour and continue to mix until well blended.
- Chopped walnuts can be added at this stage.
- Grease a round or square cake tin.
- Pour mixture into tin and place in a moderate oven (180C regular or 160C degrees fan forced).
- Bake for 50 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.
- You can frost the cake with a chocolate frosting or dust with icing sugar.