Words and Herbs

To celebrate International Chocolate Day – which was yesterday, the 13th (they should make it International Chocolate Week!), here’s one of my chocolatey recipes…

Some time ago now I fancied a simple cake, and as I’m not really a chocolate chip cookie fan I decided to try adding chocolate chips to cake instead… and it worked beautifully! It was also very simple. A piece of cake, in fact! 😉

Chocolate Chip cake

  • 120g (1 stick) softened butter
  • 1oog caster sugar + 20g vanilla sugar (1/2 cup in total)
  • 120g (1 cup) self-raising flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 or 3 tbps milk
  • approx. 30g (1 oz) chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 190°C (375°F). Grease and flour a baking tin. (I used a 22cm x 22cm square one – 22cm is about 8 or 9 inches).

Cream the butter and sugar/vanilla sugar together with an electric whisk until…

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