A very quick chocolate cake

There are many reasons why I like reading blogs, but one particular reason is reading other blogs about food and recipes. I like to find recipes that others have tried and tested and know that work!!  Saves me the hassle!  So, thanks Sandy for your chocolate cake, it was fast to make, moist and ever so yummy.  This would be perfect for a beginner to make and being so fast, one to make if unexpected visitors were on their way.

Like all recipes, I make changes (sorry Sandy) and I did it to this one too. Do check Sandy's recipe so the next bit makes more sense!! As I am not vegan I exchanged the water for milk and I added 1 egg (but to be honest it works quite well without an egg). If you do add 1 egg, reduce your milk by just a little so you don't end up with more liquid. I also didn't add any vinegar. As I didn't have any wholemeal flour, I just used plain flour - worked just as well.  Shows you that these sorts of recipes are quite adaptable.  
I cooked the cake in my brownie tin, worked very well.
Because I wanted to use my "stir stik" gadget (which looks like it has been dipped in paint) I decided to ice my chocolate cake.
Couldn't help myself - had to make it look pretty!  My icing is very simple to make: 1 cup icing sugar, 2 tablespoons cocoa powder, 1 tablespoon soften butter, 1 teaspoon vanilla and just enough hot water to create soft icing. Don't add to much water as its almost impossible to thicken once runny.
And yes, I did enjoy some for afternoon tea - very moist thanks to the apple.

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  1. I love to have tea with my cake too. :)

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  2. Woo hoo! So glad it worked out for you hey! :-)
    I love this recipe - so easy!

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    1. You are quite right, it was super fast and so yummy and very moist. I have frozen most of mine (I can't really eat it all at once, well yes I could BUT!!!) and it defrosts really well.

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  3. Mmmm. Chocolate cake. My favourite kind of cake.

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  4. Oh my--- if only I had a piece of this beautiful cake to go with my afternoon coffee!!

    xoxo
    Vicki

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    1. Do drop by, still have some in the freezer which I could defrost!!

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  5. Looks delicious Jo! The link doesn't work for me though :(

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    1. I have fixed the link and now it works.

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    2. Thanks so much Jo :) it looks really easy I'm going to try it out soon :)

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