Monday, 16 May 2011

no milk...but NEED to bake!

Do you ever get that craving to bake...or to eat baked goods...and find that you are totally unprepared? No soft butter, no eggs, no nothing? well I do...and often.  Usually I can motivate myself enough to get into some presentable clothes and wander down to the shops...sometimes...though...I cannot!

Friday was one of those days.  I had a giant craving for Chocolate Cake...and no milk or eggs (luckily there was butter on hand)...and...the rain did not look like it was going to give up.  So...a few quick internet searches later I found this forum thread with an easy (and recommended) recipe for chocolate cake.

This cake was really easy to bring all together and it baked pretty well too! I've made cakes without butter, using oil instead, and without milk, but never without eggs.  The texture was a little bit chewy...but in under an hour I had prepared, baked and cooled this craving filling chocolate cake.

ps...drenched in double cream you wouldn't know the difference!!! 


  1. Ah yes, I know that feeling well - funny how we tell ourselves it's a craving for baking, rather than eating, isn't it!

  2. I have missed you Victoria and now you are not in Chelmsford anymore. I have to stay a while and play catch up. Looks pretty good!

  3. amazing how "double cream, whipped cream, ice cream, cream cream" goes with most things!!!!....

    cake looks yummy.....


  4. Kitchen Maid...i dream of baking...siiigh

    Rita...thanks! life had caught up with me for a while, but now things are back to normal! x

    Mummi...yes, i think the double cream might have made the original idea for the cake (the author's daughter has a dairy allergy) somewhat moot...