This is a very, very easy way to make a chocolate cake and love it. If you don’t have time and just want to do minimum work, here is how.
2 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup caster sugar
1/2 cup or 100g butter
1 cup milk
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
3/4 cup raisins
80g (around 3oz) dark chocolate (70% or more cocoa is ideal)
a couple of sunflower seeds for decoration
Preheat the oven to 200 C/400F.
Now, here is the good part. First put the butter and the chocolate in a small pot, put it on the oven on slow heat and wait for it to melt, but not boil. This is really easy, you just pretty much need to forget about the mixture for a couple of minutes and it will be ready.
Put all of the other ingredients in a bowl in whatever order you feel like, add the melted butter with chocolate and stir the whole thing with a spoon for a minute or two, until it’s pretty much uniform. Don’t stress over it. It will blend together just fine.
Pour into a square or round baking tin and bake for 40 – 45 minutes. Check it by the end as it starts burning easy and the sides are then bitter.
Enjoy, try not to eat it hot straight from the tray, like I tend to do…