A great adapted recipe from the Cook Yourself Thin: Quick and Easy book.
50ml vegetable/sunflower oil
150g caster sugar
2 medium free-range eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
50g cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
80g plain flour
- Preheat oven to 175c
- In a large bowl, mix together the sugar and the oil. Add the eggs and vanilla and keep stiring until it turns a paler colour and is well mixed
- Carefully add the cocoa powder with the baking powder and flour, and mix well
- Line a 20cm x 20cm baking tin with greaseproof paper and pour the batter into the tin
- Bake for approx 15 mins, or until you can insert a skewer in and it comes out virtually clean
Now, this recipe isn’t as low fat as the original recipe listed above; I did cheat slightly, by adding some chopped up pieces of chocolate to the top of the mixture before I baked it. I think that worked out well though… a little extra chocolate doesn’t hurt!
(originally posted on my www.lickingthewhisk.com blog)