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I think that this a wonderful cake that is lgiht in texture and fluffy. It also refrigerates well overnight, and tastes even better the next day. I really think this is a 4 1/2 stars, because I didn't use frosting, and I think I would have liked frosting on this cake.
Really really nice chocolate cake! This came together so easily and was a snap to put in the oven. I agree with other reviewers that it didn't taste as chocolatey as you'd expect, but that didn't seem to be an issue at all because the cake had a nice texture, was moist, and perfect. I used the normal kind of cocoa because I like that sharpness to cut the sweetness in cakes and it was perfect. For the 125 g of butter I used a stick plus two tablespoons. We didn't have parchment paper, so I greased and floured the pan and it worked well. Thank you RonaNZ for this great recipe!
Thanks Rona for a great little snack cake. I didn't bother w/the frosting as I wanted to keep it as lowcal/lowfat as I could. Just a little sprinkling of the powdered sugar. Looks adorable and taste heavenly. Followed your recipe exactly as printed. Even added the 1 t. of baking powder into my all-purpose flour and went w/2 heaping T. of cocoa powder. PERFECT!! So glad I had you for one of partners in AU recipe swap February 08~
The DH just rang me to say he enjoyed the cake and yes it was moist but he would have liked a more chocolaty taste. The next test will be when he defrosts and takes to work but at this stage definately a keeper. Thank you Rona NZ. Made for Edition 2 - Make My Recipe - A Game of Tag. UPDATE - froze and defrosted well the DH has enjoyed.
This is a fabulous chocolate cake. It was so easy to make and turned out moist and delicious. I DO agree it is not quite as chocolatey as you might wish but it does improve considerably in taste and texture for keeping. At the end of a week we were groaning in ecstacy as this cake just got better and better. I'm making it again today but, in honour of this great recipe, I made a trip to the Dutch specialty grocery and bought some Dutch cocoa. I think that will make a difference to the intensity of the chocolate flavour. I'll post a PS to this review when we've taste tested. By the way, the quantities given make HEAPS of icing - but, hey, that's a *good* thing! ;-)
Great cake- uses everyday pantry and fridge ingredients and makes up a delicious cake. Easy to make. Yummy, moist chocolate cake. SImple to dust with icing sugar or ice with chocolate frosting for everyday/family eating. Photo also being posted. Thanks for a great recipe!