Last week I had a great shooting day with these anti-mosquito candles and because I set up a picnic, food shouldn’t be missing. I only had this epiphany right when I had everything packed and ready and wanted to leave the house to shoot in my parents garden. I quickly demanded my dad not to mow the lawn until I came over and made this blackberry chocolate cake in 20 mins preparation and 45 mins baking time. And it was my first time making it, so it really isn’t that hard.
I also doesn’t look to tricky but oh, was it good! I was salivating the whole time when I took these pictures and my car smelt heavenly after driving it around still hot in the baking tin.
- 4 eggs
- 200 g powder sugar
- 350 g flour
- 125 ml oil
- 125 ml water
- 4 Tbsp cacao powder
- 1 Tbsp baking powder
- 400 g blackberries
- Preheat the oven to 175° C.
- Beat the eggs with the sugar until fluffy and light yellow.
- Combine and sieve all dry ingredients.
- Carefully fold the dry ingredients and the water and oil into the egg mixture.
- Grease a baking tin with 1 Tbsp butter and 1 Tbsp of the dry ingredients.
- Pour half the dough into the baking tin and place half of the blackberries on top.
- Add the other half of the mixture on top and finish it off with the other half of the blackberries.
- Put it into the oven and bake for 50 mins.
While I took this pictures of the blackberry chocolate cake and the scented candles, my dad started mowing and circled around me making an immense noise. It was also tricky to get the right angle that he’s not in the picture – sneaky bastard!
And because we were both so proud of ourselves – me of having these fantastic pictures and he because he could finally mow the lawn after being gone for 2 weeks, we shared some cake. And I got a real compliment from him: “Tastes good.” Which – if you know my dad – is glory and praise as never heard of and the baker he is, definitely not an empty phrase.
That’s how good this blackberry chocolate cake is! I’m telling you, you have to make this! Promise me!
I already picked another bowl of blackberries in my parents garden and I’m already considering making another one of this. Seriously. Although if I’d make something else, I could share it here. Decisions, decisions! Being a blogger is tricky sometimes.
Now. Carry on!