Baking // Mum’s coconut and chocolate cake

Mum's coconut and chocolate cake recipe
With the nights getting longer and stress levels rising up, I have been feeling that I need to do more of the little things that make me happy and what makes me more happy than baking (alright ice-cream makes me equally happy but this time baking won the debate).

Mum's coconut and chocolate cake recipe

My sister and I love the mouth-watering combination of chocolate&coconut, something that our mum figured at an early stage of our childhood years and invented this delicious coconut and chocolate cake!

Mum's coconut and chocolate cake recipe

Last Thursday, and given that I had an important meeting to attend the next morning, I thought baking might be a good idea to calm me down, plus I could bring the cake in the meeting the following day (and we all know that bringing a cake along a meeting equals happy meeting)

Mum's coconut and chocolate cake recipe

Mum’s chocolate and coconut cake is really easy to do and the most important thing is that you do not need a baking mixer, you can mix all ingredient with a wooden spoon and you are done-happy times. Now onto the important stuff, the secret recipe!

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For this recipe you will need (serves 10-12 people):
4 eggs
250 gr sugar 
2 tbsp chocolate powder
250 gr self raising flour
250 gr unsalted butter
150 gr dessicated coconut (and some additional for decoration) 
150 gr bitter chocolate
2 tbsp milk

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Mum's coconut and chocolate cake recipe

Mum's coconut and chocolate cake recipe
Start by pre-heating your oven at 180°C. 
Grease a 9 inches (almost 23 cm) baking tray with butter and line the base with baking paper.
Put the butter in a bowl and place in the microwave for 1-2 minutes until it is melted (be careful you want it to be soft melted and not to turn into oil).
Mum's coconut and chocolate cake recipe
Break the eggs in a separate bowl and then add the sugar and mix with a fork until the sugar is melted.
Pour the egg mixture into a large bowl, add the coconut, the chocolate powder, the flour and the warm butter and mix with a wooden spoon until it is united.

Mum's coconut and chocolate cake recipe

Pour the mixture into the baking tray, place into oven and bake for 45 minutes. The cake will be ready when it has a golden colour. Insert carefully a skewer in the middle of the cake and check if it comes out clean. If not leave it for another 5 minutes.

Mum's coconut and chocolate cake recipe

When the cake is ready, get it out of the oven, carefully remove the baking paper and let it cool a aside while you prepare the glazing.

Mum's coconut and chocolate cake recipe
Mum's coconut and chocolate cake recipe

For the glazing break the bitter chocolate into pieces and place in the microwave into a bowl. 

Mum's coconut and chocolate cake recipe
melted chocolate
Let it melt for 3 minutes, then add the milk and stir with a fork until it gets smooth.
Mum's coconut and chocolate cake recipe

Pour the chocolate over the top of the cake and sprinkle with some coconut.

Mum's coconut and chocolate cake recipe
coconut and chocolate cake recipe
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Enjoy (and thank my mum later).

chocolate and coconut cake recipe
Mum's coconut and chocolate cake recipe
Love,
Anastasia  

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