Monday, 4 July 2016

I'm In Trouble

I fell asleep at the kitchen table this morning with my head resting on that flamingo and woke up over an hour later with an orange shaped pressure sore on my forehead which was colour pink. The prof likes this fruit cover, he says it stops Albert farting on the oranges.I was woken by Mandy my neighbour, who wanted to know if the chickens would eat an old christmas pudding.

The Flower Show Committee
Terry , my nemisis is second from left

Anyhow a day ago, I recieved a facebook message from Ann fronm the flowershow committee. It 
on behalf of husband Terry who is currently 2:0 down in our yearly needle match. 
And I am in trouble.........for Terrence , the wily old bastard, has chosen a range of cakes for our bake off as well as a plate of Welsh cakes, which are Terry's speciality. 
So if anyone has a fullproof chocolate cake recipe , please let me know! 

I'll leave you with some novelty veg photos...please keep em coming

From sue

From anonymous   


  1. this one is a good one:

    All purpose flour, is plain flour & baking soda is bicarb. Makes a really moist cake.

  2. Fail safe chocolate cake:

    6 oz butter, softened
    6 oz sugar
    3 eggs beaten
    6 oz self raising flour
    2 good tbsp. cocoa

    Cream butter and sugar, then add eggs gradually. Add in the flour, cocoa and combine well. Turn into tow prepared sandwich tins, or one loaf tina nd bake in a fast oven until well risen and cooked through - about 20 mins for the sandwich cake, little longer for the loaf (depends on your oven).

    Sandwich together with mascarpone cheese, cocoa and icing sugar beaten up together.

  3. 1-1/2 cups flour
    1 cup sugar
    3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    1 tablespoon vanilla extract
    1 tablespoon white vinegar
    1/3 cup oil (safflower, corn, olive, canola)
    1 cup cold water

    1. preheat oven to 350 degrees

    2. spray an 8 x 8 x 2 square pan with non-stick cooking spray

    3. dump all ingredients into a bowl and mix well

    4. pour batter into pan.

    5. bake 55 minutes until a tester comes out clean

    1. a vegan recipe! it's never failed me. frost as desired.

    2. I use this recipe as well. It is a winner!

  4. That tomato spider is not by "anonymous
    .... I worked long and hard on that tomato !! Even the cats liked it !

  5. Or you could enter Welsh Cakes made with fresh Whinberries off the mountain instead of dried up old raisins.

  6. Sue's entry show just what can be done from one's easily obtainable produce from the allotment and little else.

  7. John i have a chocolate cake recipe called Black Magic Cake... My husband raves about it and even he suggested i give you the recipe... If you'd like it contact me at

  8. Okay .. I see other people have put the recipe right on here so here it goes... :)

    Black Magick Cake

    2 cups sugar
    2 cups flour
    3/4 cup cocoa powder
    2 teaspoons baking soda
    1 teaspoon baking powder
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    2 eggs
    1 cup black coffee
    1 cup milk
    1/2 cup oil
    1/2teaspoon vanilla

    Its not a very thick batter so don't be alarmed if its a little soupy looking to you .. it will bake fine and it has never failed me... You don't taste the coffee when its done... I use a marshmallow frosting on top.
    oven 350 degrees F 30-35 min...Absolutley magic!!

  9. Some great chocolate cake recipes!

  10. Thank you all, i saw terry tonight and he was bloody confident about his bloody chocolate cake
    AND his coffee cake!!!!!

  11. Cakes from scratch are my specialty, I wish I was there to bake one or two for you -- My very best recipe for chocolate cake has coke in it, and the best chocolate cake I've found is on the back of the Hershey Box, "Perfect Chocolately Cake" --And the key to a great chocolate cake is a good frosting! We're all cheering you on John!

    Link to the Chocolate Cake:

    I still need/want to send you a veg photo!

  12. I am drooling over the chocolate cake recipes now ...

    All the entries so far have been wonderful. I have to get going on mine!

  13. Oh my goodness I have a fruit cover just like that except it has raffia daisies instead of flamingoes. Got it from my favourite local op shop. Silly me thought it was for keeping flies off food.

  14. .... if all else fails I'm sure M&S do a good chocolate sponge ;-)


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