Today is Secret Recipe Club Group D reveal day. I love being a part of the secret recipe club where you are assigned a blog each month to browse and stalk at your leisure. You then have to make one recipe (or more if you like) from that blog but you have to keep it a secret until reveal day hence the name. It's a great way to meet other bloggers and get lots of ideas from their blogs.
This month I was assigned Chocolate & Chillies which is run by Asiya who is a stay at home mum with 2 boys and lives in Toronto. She loves baking and trying new recipes and her blog has quite a lot of Indian influence thrown in as her family is from India. As usual I headed straight to the dessert section and bookmarked low fat fudge brownies, apple cake, orange streusel coffee cake and sugar donut cupcakes. In the end I went for this Quick Chocolate Cake as I decided with a blog name like chocolate & chillies, I had to choose a chocolate recipe and who doesn't like a good chocolate cake? It's a really simple mix all in one recipe which was moist and delicious. I used my own frosting as I had some honey chocolate frosting leftover from making these cupcakes.
Recipe adapted slightly from Chocolate & Chillies
I've converted the measurements, reduced the sugar amount and used yoghurt instead of buttermilk
65g cocoa powder
2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup vegetable oil
500mls low fat plain yoghurt
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat the oven to 170C.
- Mix all the ingredients in an electric mixer with a paddle attachment until smooth.
- Pour into a cake tin and bake for 30-40 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.