Simple Chocolate Cake to knock your socks off!

Recently we had a dinner that I had promised I would make some Black Forest ice Cream for.  I thought it would be really nice to to have a simple but decadent chocolate cake to go with it.  Let the ice cream be the star but have a nice vehicle for it to go with so this recipe came about.  It doesn’t need a lot of ingredients and you can have it baked and iced in an hour and a half.  I also added some cinnamon but you could probably leave it out if you don’t love cinnamon.

Now for the recipe

Ingredients for the cake

  • 200g butter, chopped
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cup self-raising flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 3 teaspoons cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/2 cup milk

Ingredients for the icing

  • 100g dark chocolate, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons cream


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease and line a 20cm round cake pan. Cream butter, sugar and vanilla in a bowl until pale. Add eggs, one at a time, and beat until it all comes together.
  2. Sift flour, cocoa, cinnamon and bicarbonate of soda together. Fold into butter mixture alternately with milk until well-combined. Spoon mixture into prepared pan and smooth the surface.
  3. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes. Cool in pan for 5 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack. Allow to cool before icing.
  4. To make icing: Put chocolate, cream and cinnamon in a small heatproof bowl. Place bowl over a saucepan of simmering water and stir until mixture is melted and smooth. Remove from heat and spread over cake.

TA DA Done and dusted!!!  Easy peasy!!!!

I’ll do up a post about my ice cream next.  It was the Bomb Diggity.

Delissio in Braddon – A Sunny Sunday Breakfast date!

Delissio's delicious take on Eggs Benedict with avocado for the win!
Delissio’s delicious take on Eggs Benedict with avocado for the win!


A few of us went out for breakfast on the weekend and we thought we would try somewhere that none of us have been to but has been there for a long time.  Delisso.  Andrew looked up the breakfast menu and there were quite a few things that caught our eye!

Ze German breakfast – looked like a heart attack on a plate but one we had to try! The Quinoa porridge – Corinne is on a health kick and thought this one would be a great one to try.

German breakfast with Pork Belly, Potatoes, Spinach and Apples
German breakfast with Pork Belly, Potatoes, Spinach and Apples
Quinoa and Berry Porridge
Quinoa and Berry Porridge

Overall the food was really good and pretty good value for money.  I think we’ll add this to our regular rotation list.

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