12 months ago, was when I decided to finally put together my pictures and recipes to form ‘a grain of paradise’- my food blog.
It was a decision I made many months before, but it is always the hardest part to actually follow through with what we have in mind.
‘a grain of paradise’ owes a lot of gratitude to Najwa from delicious shots. As without her final push to make my blog a reality and help putting it all in a working form, I would still be thinking of a blog, instead of actually writing one.
Writing was never and still is not my strong point, finding the words to describe my images are still a daily challenge.
My blog is a work in process, much like myself I suppose.
I love chocolate cakes.
And truth be told, ill use any valid excuse to make my chocolate cake, and as its Valentines Day in just 2 days as well, am covered.
My Super simple, go-to chocolate cake
1 cup oil
1.5 cups sugar
1.5 cups flour
(Mixed with 10g baking powder)
6 tbsp. cocoa powder
1 tbsp. instant coffee
1 cup milk
Using a mixer, whisk the eggs and the sugar; add oil and mix to incorporate. Add dry ingredients and then the milk. Pour into a 26cm pan and bake for 40-50 minutes at a pre heated 180c oven.
While the cake is in the oven make the frosting by boiling 250ml heavy cream and then pouring it on 200g chopped dark chocolate. Mix until you get a smooth consistency.
When the cake comes out of the oven, pour the chocolate and serve.
Or you can let the frosting and the cake completely cool down and frost the cake when it thickens, top with your choice of berries.