There's this website online that tells you each day what it is celebrating! It's
Days of the year.com
Well today is Chocolate Cake Day!
So today to celebrate the day, I made a Chocolate cake for teatime.
I have made this cake before and it is so good and easy to make, especially if you don't want to make a large layer cake. It's just the right amount of batter for one layer. Perfect for a small group of people.
I'll have to admit that I had to tweak the ingredients. Since I've moved I am having trouble finding things. I couldn't find my baking soda when I was assembling all the ingredients.
My daughters put things up for me and I am blessed that they did!
Just today, one month after we've moved, I found my mini food processor I had been looking for.
Here is the recipe.
1 cup all-purpose flour (I used self raising but omit the 2 soda's)
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened (dark) cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup milk
1/3 cup cooking oil (I used Canola)
1 teaspoon vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 degrees f.
Grease and lightly flour a 9 1/2 round baking pan.
In a large mixing bowl combine flour,sugar,cocoa powder,baking soda,baking powder and salt.
(I used self rising flour since I had no baking powder, if you use self raising flour do not add baking soda or baking powder!!!)
Add (I use 2%) milk,oil,and vanilla.
Beat on low speed mixer just until combined, then beat on medium speed for 2 minutes.
Add egg and beat 2 minutes more.
Pour in baking pan.
Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
Cool on wire rack for 10 minutes then place on serving plate.
I hope you can make sense out of it! I put in parentheses what I tweaked.
I made myself a cup of Constant Comment Tea and had myself a Tea for One!
"Take a corner of this day just for you alone"
I just love my tea for one my sister,Sharon, gave me some years ago for my birthday.
"Brew yourself a cup of tea,
release a sigh or two.
You'll find that things are not so
bad when you take time for you."
Want you join me!
"Ointment and perfume
delight the heart,
And the sweetness of a
man's friend gives delight..."
I did save you a piece, I promise!! I did!
Enjoy and be blessed!