The very first recipe I ever made all on my own was this Easy Chocolate Cake recipe originally from my Great Nana. My Nan was an amazing cook and had a knack of creating delicious meals out of the most basic ingredients. My sister and I used to love watching her cook and would sit crossed legged on her kitchen table watching as she would do things like creaming butter and sugar using her hand.
I still enjoy making this recipe now, and it’s always a big hit with the boys. When I first got my Thermomix, it was naturally one of the very first recipes that I converted.
Learn how to make this Easy Chocolate Cake in Thermomix here:
Easy Chocolate Cake
- 90 g butter
- 2 tablespoons of cocoa
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla essence
- 175 g of caster sugar
- 175 g of self raising flour
- 1/2 cup of milk
Preheat your oven to 170 degrees (fan forced) and line the base of a loaf tin.
Place the butter into Thermomix bowl and melt for 2 minutes at 65 degrees on speed 1.
Sift the flour and cocoa into the Thermomix bowl and add the eggs, milk, sugar and vanilla essence before mixing for 20 seconds on speed 5 or until the mixture is smooth and has combined.
Pour into the prepared cake tin and bake for 35 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean.
Allow cake to cool in the tin for five minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
Ice cake with a plain chocolate icing
What was the first recipe you ever made on your own?