One of my earliest baking memories is of this cake made by my Grandma – well not so much the cake, or even if I helped make it – but of the crumbs left in the cake tin! When you remove the cake from the tin it leaves little traces of soft moist cake behind – and it is those little traces of cake crumb that are my most enduring memory of this cake – and the best bit is that 20-30 years later it still tastes the very same!
The next most important point to make is this cake cooked in 5 1/2 minutes!!! So at any given point you are only around 10-15 minutes away from a whole chocolate cake – forget tasteless cakes in a mug – this is real cake, whole cake, cooked in no time at all
This was definitely trial and error – the original recipe said to cook on medium for 10 minutes – so I thought I would try 40% for 10 minutes – and well suffice to say I now know how to make rock cake!
So second time around I went with fullpower and 4 minutes – eventually cooking for a further 1 1/2 minutes – each microwave will vary so I recommend starting at 4 minutes and going for 30-60 second increments until it bounces back to the touch and a skewer or knife comes out clean.
You will need a microwave proof cake tin – I have the original old ring tin but I see you can get them online and in some stores still.
Onto the recipe!
I hope you enjoy this special recipe from my Grandma, I was so pleased to remember it and even better that my Mum was able to dig it up.
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