Homemade Chocolate Cake

 chocolate cake

We went to the Charlbury farmers' market last Saturday and had a mooch around the little stores.  I love supporting the local farms and shops, even though it may be a bit pricey it is so worth it.  We bought some eggs, a local ale, a bar of homemade soap, mushrooms and a bottle of rapeseed oil. 

The oil is made at Stainswick Farm and it is delicious with bread, for cooking and baking.  The owner shared her chocolate cake recipe with me.  I never knew you could replace the butter with oil.  So I thought I would give it a go.

Ingredients
175g self raising flour
3 large eggs
3 tablespoons cocoa
175g caster sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
2 tablespoons milk
100ml rapeseed oil

Method
♥ Heat oven to 180 degrees
♥ Grease and line 2 x 20cm sandwich tins
♥ Put all the ingredients into a bowl and mix for 2 minutes
♥ Pour evenly into both tins and cook for about 28 minutes or until cake springs back when gently pressed with finger tips.
♥ Turn onto a wire rack to cool.
♥ Sandwich together with buttercream icing (I put strawberry jam in the middle and chocolate buttercream on the top)


As I am writing this post I have not yet tasted it as we are taking it round to Neil & Rita's tomorrow night but I will update you!

Update: The cake was delicious, moist and super with a cup of tea.  It had a lovely subtle nutty flavour which added to the fabulousness of this cake! I will definitely be making this again!

Happy baking x

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