This is the last installment of the Jamie Oliver series for Zoe's (Bake for Happy Kids) event - Cook Like a Star. I thought it'd be appropriate to end it with a dessert (all meals aren't complete without dessert, right?) and the dessert I chose is to an extremely easy, buttery, a perfect snack for breakfast and tea and is also one that I tried back in 2009!
Surprisingly this post is the most visited and most attempted recipe despite the horrible photo (my apologies!). And I did mentioned that I would re-bake this cake to take a better photo but that didn't happen until now... (Tsk... I'm such a procrastinator!)
Well, the Jamie Oliver series definitely will not be ending here - there are so many other recipes of his that I want to try out! So, if you're interested to see my past attempt on his recipes, here they are:
Before I go into the step-by-step photos, I want to express my thanks to:
Versatile Blog Award from Sam at What Will I Cook Today.
Another award... yippee!
Sam is an awesome foodie who makes lots of healthy dishes - one particular dish that I love is her tofu steak: I love tofu, but I've never thought of making it into a steak! Oh, and her mini blueberry cream cheese pies: sheesh I'm already drooling just typing the name! I wish I can be like her and cut down on my intake of meat in my daily meals, but I can't because I love meat *er-hem* quite a lot... Anyway! Thank you so much for the nomination, Sam!
As part of the rule of this award, I got to share 7 things about myself:
- My favourite colours are blue and black - almost 90% of my dresses are these 2 colours (yea I'm trying to change this boring me...)
- I love vegetables, but the two vegetables that I'll always reject and refuse to eat are brinjal (eggplant) and bitter gourd (but maybe in the future I'll grow to love them... who knows?)
- I love pig innards - it may sound a little gross to some, but yes, I'm a huge fan of them - liver, kidney, stomach, intestines, tongue etc...
- I eat non-stop whenever I'm overseas (unless I'm on a tight budget) - my appetite usually doubles whenever I'm overseas!
- I prefer shopping for baking equipment to shopping for clothes (I usually shop for clothes once a year, when I'll buy a year's worth of new clothes at one go!)
- I swear by the phrase, "Never waste your fats on unworthy food", so when I'm eating sinful and fatty food, I'll make sure I go for the best and only the best!
- I am secretly wishing someone would give me a Kenwood mixer soon (I love Kitchenaid too, but I have a soft spot for Kenwood because they're so much cooler!)
Yay I hope you now know more about me... and now I want to know more about you! So these are the people I'm nominating:
A Pug in the Kitchen
Bake for Happy Kids
Baking with Sibella
Girl in a Food Frenzy
Her Frozen Wings
Jo the Tart Queen
Leslie the Foodie
Not the Kitchen Sink
Nothing but Angeline Story
Congratulations and I hope you all like the award. Share 7 things about yourself and then share the love!
And now, on to the step-by-step photos!
First measure flour and baking powder in a small bowl. Mix them together.
Next measure butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl.
I ran out of caster sugar so I used brown sugar instead. Equally yummy!
Cream them until light and fluffy.
Add in one egg and beat it in.
Add in the second egg and some vanilla extract / vanilla paste and beat it in.
Then grab some cocoa powder...
... Add a little hot water to make a cocoa paste.
Let it cool slightly and add it into the batter.
I added mine without letting the cocoa paste cool down, hence it started to melt the butter mixture! Thankfully the cake still turned out fine and delicious 😉
Sift in the flour mixture...
...and fold until fully incorporated.
Add in some chocolate chips if you're feeling you need more chocolate love.
Spread them into a baking tin.
And bake until done!
Unmould and dust with some icing sugar (to make it pretty!) and serve!
To see all other foodies' Jamie Oliver cooks and bakes, please click the little froggie below!
I'm also submitting this to Bizzy's Recipe Box #7!
Re-bake: Jamie Oliver's Easy Chocolate Cake and an Award
- 200 grams 1 ⅗ cups plain flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 200 grams 1 ¾ sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 150 grams caster sugar, ⅝ cup / brown sugar (¾ cup)
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract / vanilla paste
- 3 tablespoons cocoa powder, dissolved in a little hot water to form a smooth paste
- 100 grams ¾ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 170 degrees Celsius. Grease and line the bottom of a 8 x 4-inch loaf tin.
- Measure plain flour and baking powder in a small bowl. Stir with a fork / spoon / whisk to mix them altogether. Set aside.
- Place the softened butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Beat, with an electric mixer, for 5 minutes, scrapping the sides down occasionally. Add in the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the vanilla extract, followed by the cocoa paste.
- Sift in the flour mixture in two batches and fold the flour in gently. Fold in the chocolate chips if using.
- Transfer the batter into the loaf tin and bake for 35 - 45 minutes until a skewer inserted into the centre of the loaf comes out clean. Let the cake cool completely in the tin.
- Turn the cake out and peel off the parchment paper. Turn the cake right side up. Slice and serve!
This is a really nice chocolate cake. The first time I made it, I forgot to put in the chocolate chips until the whole mixture was in the tin. So I sprinkled the chocolate chips over the top and lightly folded them in. The result was lots of chocolate chips in the top and on the surface which gave it a lovely crunchy texture on top. I followed the recipe exactly the next time and it was good but I'm definitely going back to the mistake version which has so much more interest.
Jasline N. says
Hi Sarah, I am glad you like the recipe! I love the idea of sprinkling the chocolate chips on top, thank you for your feedback, will try it the next time!
This looks absolutely delicious!!!
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hi! i baked this cake two days ago..it tasted good but mine was so soft...i mean the texture can easily fall off or maybe mine was like too dry ? please give some comments...but it does taste good with a scoop of ice cream
Hi Cheryl! I hope you like the cake! 🙂
Cheryl Reynolds says
Just having a go at this cake now, got 10 mins left in the oven......smells delicious!
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Babita Mitchell says
I made this cake today....all was good but perhaps a little dry....but i had to cook it for another 30 mins as it was too slimy after 45 mins. I like the cake very much but tasted better with a little cream. I like it, will make it again. Thank you
Amanda Embry says
Mmmm, chocolate cake.
And I could never be a vegetarian because of the lure of bacon. And steak.
This looks divine, I'm going to try it out soon with nuts instead of chocolate chips 🙂
Foodie Joanie says
I love chocolate. Thanks for visiting my blog too!
Thank you for such kind words!!! That cake looks delectable; love the step-by-step photos. I just got a digital food scale so I'm getting into finding recipes that require weights... this fits the bill. I'll be sure to try it out come Christmastime, perhaps, when I have a working oven and ingredients at the ready (college dorms = I don't cook). Anyway, thanks again 🙂
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Chocolate cake and ice cream, bring it to me! I would not say no 🙂
This cake looks too good for words! I need to make a chocolate cake. Believe it or not, I have never made one before! Actually once, but it was more like a banana bread, so I don't think it counts
Jasline, thanks for the award! The chocolate cake looks awesome - it looks moist and chocolatey! everyone should have either easy access to a slice of chocolate cake anytime or a good chocolate cake recipe, or both!
You'll never know about vegetables. Strangely, I use to dislike eggplant and bittergourd very much until a couple years ago. Now, eggplant is one of my favourite vegetables (think caponata) and I like a homestyled stir-fried bittergourd with egg.
mui mui (Doreen) says
Always like to see your tutorial pictures. They are taken so nicely and real..of course they are real..lol
Love this easy chocolate cake, must be really yummy!
Hi Jasline, I am here to pick up the award, thanks for passing to me:) and can I pick up a piece of that lovely looking chocolate cake too? lol! I am using a Kenwood mixer too, mine is in red and I love it very much! Hope you get yours soon:D
Congrats again, Jasline. I told you there'd be more awards to come. 🙂
To me, this chocolate cake seems to be a great classic. No wonder you are baking it again.
Congratulation with your award! Wish that Kenwood dream will come true 😀
Thank you so much for passing on the award to me. I really enjoy baking along with you in regardless of the events we are participating. You are always very creative in your baking 😀
good morning jasline,congrats on the award and thanks so much for thinking of me and sharing the award with me! I'm truly honoured! Yeah, whenever i go for holiday, i will look for food first, then look around for supermarkets and chk out their food produce, ingredients..all food related! yes, yes..appetite will double, come back dared not step on the weighing scale! haha! Have a good day and thanks again!
Thanks for the award too 🙂 I love chocolate cake recipes so I'm definitely trying this one out soon!
What a tasty looking cake! I'll have to try it! And, thank you for passing on the award. I'm honored!
The cake looks fabulous! And you're absolutely right - no meal is complete without dessert! Even breakfast and mid-afternoon snacks... 😉 Congrats on the award - your blog is awesome.
Choc Chip Uru says
This cake looks scrumptious my friend - chocolatey goodness 😀
And congrats on the award!
Choc Chip Uru
A slice of a lovely buttery chocolate cake and a single scoop of ice cream. Perfection.
(PS: Thank you for the 2nd set of measurements for those of us who don't weigh our ingredients.)
kitchen flavours says
Congratulations on your award! And thank you so much for passing it on to me! I really appreciate your sweet and lovely thoughts!
I love shopping for bake wares too, besides cookbooks! I'm using a Kenwood mixer, bought that many, many years ago while I was still working! Phew! Pray hard and "louder", and Santa might just hear you! 🙂
The choc cake looks really moist and delicious! And so yummy with that scoop of ice cream and choc sauce!
Thank you once again, Jasline!
thanks for your nomination ya...it is really a great thing to know more about you Jas.
Hi Jasline, love the cake and as it's a classic 'Jamie' recipe like it even more! Very glad to see there's a lot of blog loving going round and (I just wanted to say a big thanks) and big congrats to you for your award (and my nomination)
Actually... You've already nominated me for this one before 😉 but thank you for thinking of me and my blog nonetheless, original link can be found here on my (blog roll) of sorts:
Mich - Piece of Cake says
This looks very delicious, Jasline! Congratulations on the award!
It looks delicious! =)
Congratulations on your award and thanks for sharing it with me. I am honored to receive it. I will pass it on, as soon as possible. What fun!
Great post. Love the decadent looking loaf. Congrats on your award!
You know how much I love Jamie's recipes and you are so right, a great dessert must follow a great meal. Love the simplicity of this cake, looks tender and moist and I know it tastes incredible. Thank you for the award nom!!!