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Just had to share this one from the Annette McFarlane website. Think I'll give it a go with a GF cake mix today :)

CHOKO CHOCOLATE CAKE

Ingredients:

  • 1½ cups sugar

  • 2½ cups plain flour

  • ½ cup milk

  • 2 egg

  • 1 teasp vanilla essence

  • 125g butter (at room temp)

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1 tablespoon cocoa

  • 1 teasp Bicarb soda

  • ½ teasp cinnamon

  • ½ teasp salt

  • 2 cups grated choko

Method:
Cream butter and half the sugar. Beat in the eggs and vanilla. Gradually add dry ingredients including balance of sugar. Add choko and mix gently. Bake at 160º C in 23cm spring-form tin for 50-60 minutes. Cool in the tin for five minutes. To glaze melt 60g butter + 125g dark chocolate in a double boiler. Add 1 tablespoon milk and 1 tablespoon golden syrup when the chocolate mixture is smooth. Spoon onto cooled cake.

Courtesy ABC Listener

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Made a version of this yesterday but tweeked it to my own needs.

Grated half of one of my chokos and some zuchinni a work mate had grown to make up the two cups, used Cadbury Drinking Choc (because that's all I had) and a box of Basco GF cake mix.

Made some icing using Kefir cream cheese (nice and tangy) mixed with some icing sugar.

Altogether quite a nice cake.

Thanks for the recipe Lissa.  I have a feeling I might need it when my choko starts producing.

It's been good eating for a few days - almost all gone.

The Kefier mixed with icing sugar was a pleasant surprise. Tastes just like lemon icing. Would be great on a carrot cake...which I intend to buy a packet of next and mix some choko in :)

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