Reading and Recipes

Sunday, September 20, 2009


Today I took part in a blogcast/podcast on Sidepodcast (see various earlier 'reading' entries, or just go to and find out what its all about :-) When I say 'took part' I actually prerecorded my bit (taking no chances on interuption here!).

The quantities are smaller than usual here as I had a 30 minute limit on the broadcast :-) So this afternoons effort was baked as muffins, and works nice and swiftly like that. If you want a cutting cake use a 6" sandwich or 4" square tin - or you can double the recipe up and use a more 'conventional' size. This will lead to a more brownie like cake and take a lot longer to bake though :-)

Angel Cake

You need:

1/2 cup self raising flour
2 Tbsp cornflour
2Tbsp cocoa powder
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
3 Tbsp sunflower or vegetable oil
1/4 cup plus 1 Tbsp sugar
20g chocolate, roughly chopped or use chocolate chips

Mix all of these well together. You'll get a pretty dry finish.

Then you need:

1/2 cup red bull

Mix this into the other ingredients. It will start to bubble and fizz a bit. Transfer to your muffin tin or cake tin and bake it at 180 degrees Celcius for 12-15 mins for muffins/cupcakes and a little longer for the quantity baked together. Usual testing methods (skewer comes out clean etc) apply.