Ralph’s Chocolate Cake

I can’t exactly remember where Mum brought home this recipe from it was either a Guide family camp or someone from an old staff room probably eight or so years ago and from then on, she has cooked it for many staff morning teas, birthdays etc. It is very rich and decadent and when I was younger I did find it too rich to eat, not now though 🙂

Ingredients:
250g cooking margarineralphs
1 1/2 cups hot water
1 tblsp instant coffee (we use nescafe 43)
200g dark cooking chocolate broken into pieces
2 cups white sugar
1 1/2 cups self raising flour
1/4 cup cocoa
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla

Method:
Melt butter in large saucepan. Add water with coffee dissolved in it, chocolate and sugar.
When well mixed, remove from heat and add SR flour, cocoa, eggs and vanilla.
Mix thoroughly and poor into deep, square, well-greased tin that has greased greaseproof paper lining it (do not use a spring form pan).
Bake for 1 1/2hrs at 150ºC
Remove from oven and turn out straight away.

Icing:
100mls thickened cream
200g dark chocolate broken into pieces.

Method:
Heat cream until it is just about to boil. Remove from heat and stir in chocolate. Leave to thicken and then pour and smooth over cake.

Serve with thickened, dollop or whipped cream or ice-cream or strawberries. mmmm so yummy

10 Replies to “Ralph’s Chocolate Cake”

  1. You need to properly categorize your posts.

    You need to add the skonsur recipe to the food list. Then I can have all your recipes on one list for me 🙂

    Then I don’t have to go and dig up my cookbooks

  2. It’s fixed now big bro – I had gone through the posts I could remember and moved them into food – that post was a long time ago.

    Which recipe do you want next?

  3. oh.my.goodness. how absolutely delicious does that look. mmm i do love cake. especially chocolate cake. especially chocolate cake with icing!

  4. Helen,
    This looks entirely to YUMMY!! I will have to do the conversions and make it myself… what the heck is a gram? … LOL!
    I SO wish we used metric here too… so much easier.
    After seeing your skonsur pictures the other day I had a hankreing for pönnukökur. Made a big ole batch to stuff myself with. I do need one of those fancy pans like the 2 you have!
    🙂

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