When you are about to leave a job how do you day good-bye…. why you say it with cake! I have just left the world of travel and as a final farewell I did a last bake for the guys in my team, I needed something easy and that would feed over 20 people… My eyes were drawn to my never used Bundt tin!!
I decided to make an old faithful but instead of a one tin cake, make it Bundt! The recipe is based around an all in one sponge.
– 4 eggs
– 225g Self Raising Flour
– 225g butter or margarine
– 225g caster sugar
– 3 tbsp milk
– 1 tsp vanilla extract
– 2 tbsp cocoa powder
1. Preheat the oven to 180C/gas 160C/gas 4. Grease and line a 23cm bundt tin ( or if you are making a whole cake then a 20cm tin). To make life easier, you can put all the ingredients ( except the cocoa) in a mixer until combined.
2. Split the mix into two bowls and mix the cocoa into one of them. Then take two spoons and dollop the mix alternatively into the tin. You can then take the handle of a spoon or a skewer to swirl the mix. Before putting it in the oven just tap the bottom of the tin to make sure there are no air bubbles.
3. Bake the cake for 45-50mins, until cooked and a skewer comes out clean. Once the cake is cool, mix icing sugar with a touch of cold water until the mix is thick enough to drizzle over the cake.
The cake turned out moist, and the icing did just the job to make it a bit more exciting. You can also top with chocolate, or replace the vanilla with orange if you want!
The cake was definitely a hit, it was devoured within 15mins! You can could definitely make the cake into muffins or a loaf if you wanted