If only you could smell the house right now! It smells of chocolate and fresh baking! Yum yum yum!
We have a game of Monopoly coming up tonight with our neighbors/friends and I wanted to bake something to enjoy with coffee and tea. I had a recipe for a chocolate cake saved somewhere, so I went through my folder of recipes and found it! I changed a little with the ingredients and added chocolate chips, but really the smell is enough indicator that it is going to be entirely devoured tonight!
Chocolate Cake with Prunes and Chocolate Chips
– 3 eggs
– 1 cup sugar
– 150g yogurt
– Juice of two oranges
– 1 cup dark cocoa powder
– 1 cup flour
– 1 cup rolled oats, ground (I used a food processor)
– 1 tsp baking powder
– 1 tsp baking soda
– 1 tsp vanilla
– 100g pitted prunes, chopped into little pieces
– 1 cup chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 180C.
Beat the eggs with the sugar. Add the yogurt. Mix well. Add the orange juice. Mix well.
Add the dry ingredients. Make sure to sift the flour and cocoa powder. Mix well. I use a spatula. It works OK.
Add the prunes and chocolate chip and give the batter one last mix with your spatula.
Pour the batter in a loaf pan or any cake tin.
Bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour.
Leave to cool down on the counter top.
Sprinkle powdered sugar all over.
OK, off to Monopoly now! Wish me luck!