Boiled Chocolate Cake
This is one of the moistest cakes around. Not quite as dense as a mud cake, but every bit as delicious, it costs approximately $2 to make. It's so moist and delicious you don't need icing, just dust the top with a little icing sugar to serve.
1 cup water
2 tbsp cocoa
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups SR flour
1/2 tsp bicarbonate soda
Pre heat oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Grease and line a 20cm round cake tin. Place sugar, water, butter, cocoa and bicarb soda in a saucepan and stir over a low heat until the butter melts. Bring to the boil and simmer 5 minutes. When the mixture is cool beat in the eggs and flour. Pour into prepared cake tin and bake for 1 hour. Allow to cool in tin 5 minutes before turning onto a cake rack to cool completely.
This is the most decadent slice I've ever had. We had it while we were on holidays, just one slice bought from a cake shop in a country town and shared between us. What a mistake that was! We both wanted more, more, more!
It's a simple enough slice: biscuit base, caramel filling, raspberry marshmallow topping.
Here's my version of The Piglet
1 cup SR flour
1 cup coconust
1/2 cup brown sugar
125g butter, melted
Line a slice tray with baking paper. Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Combine all the ingredients together then press firmly into the slice tray. Bake for 12 - 15 minutes until golden brown. The base will still be soft as it comes out of the oven, but will firm up as it cools. Cool in tin.
1 can condensed milk (or MOO equivalent)
2 tbsp golden syrup
1 tbsp butter
Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan. Cook, stirring constantly, over a medium heat until the butter and syrup have melted into the condensed milk. Bring to a boil, stirring all the time. Turn heat down and continue to cook, stirring constantly, until caramel is formed - about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and pour over base straight away. Smooth and set aside to cool.
1 pkt (200g) pink marshmallows OR 1 quantity MOO marshmallow
1 tsp butter
Place marshmallows and butter in a large heat proof bowl. Microwave on HIGH in 1 minute bursts, stirring between, until marshmallows and butter have melted and combined. Remove from microwave and pour over slice immediately - don't dawdle or the marshmallow will start to set. Cover slice with baking paper and set aside for marshmallow to set. Dust the top with icing sugar. Cut into fingers to serve.