The first thing Amelia said as soon as she woke up this morning was- “Mama Cakey!!”
I took a stab at overlooking her demand as I had different plans for my Sunday and baking a cake was nowhere in the rundown. Be that as it may, inevitably, she strolled up to me again and said it once more. This time I felt a sudden additional portion of motherly love and said alright ” Let’s go Bake”. And she danced. She actually danced a jig. My heart melted looking at her and I was suddenly so grateful to be at home and to be able to bake it for her. If I was at work and she’d asked for the same on a weekday, I’m pretty damn sure I’d be full of guilt and would want to rush back home as soon as possible just to bake a cake for her ( or maybe id even buy her something from a bakery- considering how lethargic I get after work).
But anyway, my cake for Amelia is in the oven right now and my house smells amazing. Amelia can’t stop checking up on the cake and keeps saying “Done Done”.
This is just a super simple one-pot cake that I picked up from the Internet (made some modifications of my own though) and is amazing for days when u have a lot to do but your loved one’s craving for some lip-smacking cake.
The cake I usually bake is a traditional family recipe but when there’s an easier recipe out there why not give it a try, right?
- Butter and Flour for coating and dusting the cake pan
- 3 cups All-Purpose Flour
- 3 cups Granulated Sugar
- 1 1/2 cups Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
- 1 tablespoon Baking Soda
- 1 1/2 teaspoons Baking Powder
- 1/2 teaspoon Salt
- 3 large Eggs
- 1 1/2 cups Buttermilk
- 1 1/2 cups Warm Water
- 1 tsp Coffee Powder
- 1/2 cup Vegetable Oil
- 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
*If Buttermilk isn’t available locally, you can make a substitute by just adding 1 tbsp lime juice to milk and leaving it for 5 minutes.
*Always wait for the cake to cool down before adding the frosting. If the cake is still warm, the frosting will melt.
Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celcius. Butter the baking pan. Dust with flour and tap out the excess.
Mix together all the dry ingredients in a stand mixer using low speed or manually until combined.
Add eggs and the rest of the wet ingredients. Beat on a medium speed until smooth. Pour batter into the ready baking pan.
Bake for 30-35 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Cool for 15 minutes and then turn out the cakes onto a cooling rack and allow to cool completely.
Frost with your favorite frosting and enjoy!
I frosted mine with a simple chocolate ganache. You can also top it with strawberries, raspberries or chocolate chips/ flakes.
I hope you enjoy making this cake. as much as I did! 🙂