This is a real ‘no mess’ cake. All made on the stove and then straight in the oven. If you don’t have buttermilk, I find plain yoghurt also works.
Ingredients : What you need
1/3 cup Dutch-processed cocoa
75g unsalted butter
1/3 cup light olive oil (I used full strength)
2/3 strong black coffee
90g good quality dark chocolate
250g castor sugar
1 large egg
1½ teaspoons vanilla extract
1¼ plain flour (I used SF flour)
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/3 cups buttermilk
Method : How to make
Preheat oven to 150 C. Butter a 2 -24 round cake time. Line base with baking paper
Put cocoa, butter, oil and coffee into a largish saucepan. Bring them to boil over medium heat, stir frequently until mixture is silky. Take off heat. Add chocolate and sugar and whisk until the choc has melted and mixture is smooth
Cool. Add egg, vanilla and whisk thoroughly. Sift flour and baking powder (or SR flour) into mixture and stir until just combined. Whisk in buttermilk.
Pour the batter into tin and shake gently to level out mixture. Bake for about 50 min or until skewer comes out of the cake clean when inserted into t he middle of the cake.
Cool in tin for 5 minutes then invert cake onto rack and cool completely
I made ganache as an icing for this cake – in case it wasn’t chocolaty enough!