Recipe For Chocolate Chip Cake

Before I started writing my food blog, I tore recipes out of magazines at every opportunity. I stuck these, together with recipes from friends in a file – to be forgotten forever. Or so it seemed. The weekly food challenges have mostly been based around testing these recipes, adapting some of them and sharing my experiences. My friend Bev is one of the best bakers I know. She experiments with her baking and she makes the perfect Pavlova. These are so good, that she sells them at a local shop. I have an extremely sweet tooth, and a habit of having to eat a piece of cake every night. Usually I bake a basic chocolate cake and sometimes I jazz it up a bit. This week I have adapted a recipe from Bev which she got from the Australian Women’s Weekly. I cannot tell you which edition this is from but I printed the email in June 2006. The original recipe is for a loaf tin, and uses almonds but as I do not have a loaf tin I used a rectangular tin. I have substituted the almonds for sour cherries and the flavour combination is great. I could not wait for the cake to cool, and the first bite was of melting chocolate and warm sour cherries.

"Chocolate Chip Cake"
Chocolate Chip Cake

Recipe For Chocolate Chip Cake
 
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Ingredients
  • 125g butter
  • 2 teaspoons
  • vanilla purée
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • I used fructose
  • 3 eggs
  • 30g ground almonds
  • 35g self raising flour, sifted
  • 100g cake flour, sifted
  • 80g sour cream
  • ½ cup chocolate chips
  • I chopped up some 70% sugar free dark chocolate
  • ½ cup dried sour cherries
Method
  1. preheat the oven to 160˚ Celsius
  2. grease and line a rectangular baking tin
  3. beat the butter, vanilla and sugar until light and fluffy
  4. add 1 egg at a time, beating until just combined between additions
  5. stir in the almond meal and half of the sifted flour and half of the sour cream
  6. stir in the balance of the flour, sour cream, chocolate and sour cherries
  7. pour the mixture into the baking tin
  8. bake for 45 minutes
  9. allow to cool before cutting

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Tandy

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16 thoughts on “Recipe For Chocolate Chip Cake

  1. Tandy, this is a lovely cake. I’m new to your blog and have spent some time browsing through your earlier entries. I’m so glad I did. I really like the food and recipes you share with your readers. I’ll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary

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    1. thank you so much for the visit 🙂 This cake lasted us a whole week and was good to the last bite 🙂

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  2. YUM! This sounds like a delicious cake. Love the way you plated it. I also have one of those folders of torn out recipes languishing somewhere….I should make time for it some time. Hugs and have a good week xx

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    1. Thanks Colly! I had time with this photo 🙂 I am slowly working my way through the files. Hope your week is awesome xxx

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  3. Your presentation is beautiful and since it contains chocolate is absolutely perfect for me!

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    1. thank you so much 🙂

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  4. And you’ve made it look sooooo pretty on the plate 🙂
    Friday greets to David.

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    1. Friday greets back! I had time with this photo which really helps 🙂

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  5. Hmm… all this flattery ….what are you after asks Bev!

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    1. glad to see you have your own blog! Going to read it 🙂 Tell Bev HI 🙂

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  6. Would be great to have a chat with you over a cup of tea and a big piece of this superb cake.
    🙂 Mandy

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    1. that would be awesome Mandy 🙂

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  7. Just reading through those ingredients, I can tell this is a GOOD cake! Thanks for the recipe, T. Your photo is stunning, too 🙂

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    1. thanks! I am loving this cake 🙂

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