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Chocolate cake

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  1. Lorna
    Member

    Hi
    Can anyone tell me when you bake a chocolate cake how to keep it from coming out too dry. I am not able to bake much at all as I would like but I would be interested to know. Last time I baked a chocolate cake it was using a Delia Smith recipe which was from her 'how to cheat at cooking book', it was nice but I felt a bit dry.

    Thanks
    Lorna.

    Posted 6 years ago #
  2. depends what was in the recipe, I use a normal victoria sandwich recipe and subsitute some flour with cocoa powder then add a good dolop of chocolate spread

    mo x
    Posted 6 years ago #
  3. dollydylo
    Member

    Hi Lorna
    My favourite is a nigella one which is the chocolate fudge cake (i think). It has corn oil, sour cream and water in it and stays moist for days. Sounds difficult to make but is easier than it sounds. My smallies love it and so do the adults. Happy baking!
    Karen x

    Karen x
    Posted 6 years ago #
  4. Lorna
    Member

    Hi Mo and Karen
    Thanks for the tips, have to try them eventually.

    Lorna
    xo

    Posted 6 years ago #
  5. pinkpoultry
    Member

    Mmmmm caaaake! xx

    Posted 6 years ago #
  6. I also use a recipe for Victoria sponge. When folding in the flour add some water so the mix is slightly runny. I love choc cake :)

    Posted 6 years ago #
  7. Lorna
    Member

    Thanks
    xo

    Posted 6 years ago #
  8. not water unless you are using packet mix, if anything abit of milk Lorna x

    mo x
    Posted 6 years ago #
  9. dollydylo
    Member

    I would use milk to soften mixes too.. makes them lighter and more moist I think. Happy baking Lorna!

    Karen x
    Posted 6 years ago #
  10. Lorna
    Member

    Hi Ladies
    Yes I know milk is usually reommended, funny how everyone has a differnet method. Thanks to all for input.

    Love
    Lorna

    Posted 6 years ago #
  11. dollydylo
    Member

    Hi Lorna
    Just wondering if you got round to making that chocolate cake and if so, how it turned out!!
    Karen

    Karen x
    Posted 6 years ago #
  12. ahh I have no cake how bad is that

    mo x
    Posted 6 years ago #
  13. Mama
    Member

    That's not bad Mo it is SAD . Never heard of the like from you . Hope you have tried Lorna !!!! Mama x

    Goose Girl
    Posted 6 years ago #
  14. pinkpoultry
    Member

    Mmmmm Caaaaake!! xx

    Posted 6 years ago #
  15. Lorna
    Member

    Hi Karen,
    No I have not been fit to get it done as yet, but maybe soon.

    Love
    Lorna

    Posted 6 years ago #
  16. ahh Lorna do you mean you have been ill sorry if you have x

    mo x
    Posted 6 years ago #
  17. Lorna
    Member

    Hi Mo,
    Yes I do not just have enough strength and energy left over to do it.
    Maybe with the warmer weather it will help things. Thanks for asking Mo,

    Love
    Lorna xo

    Posted 6 years ago #
  18. Mama
    Member

    Well here's wishing lots of warm weather soon Lorna .Mama .x

    Goose Girl
    Posted 6 years ago #
  19. dollydylo
    Member

    Sorry to hear you haven't been well Lorna.. am sure if you lived close by we would have passed some cake samples your way! Take care
    Karen x

    Karen x
    Posted 6 years ago #
  20. Lorna
    Member

    Thanks Mama and Karen,
    will let you know if I ever get it done, yes The cake samples would be great, I like coffee cake a lot
    xo

    Posted 6 years ago #
  21. dollydylo
    Member

    Hi Lorna
    I can't stand coffee cake, so I'll make you a whole one that you can keep for yourself if you like! Just move to Cork and it is a done deal..
    xx

    Karen x
    Posted 6 years ago #

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