Easy Recipes Inspired By My West Coast Kitchen Garden On Vancouver Island

Chocolate Cake for 8 with Raspberry Coulis

Chocolate Cake for 8 with Raspberry Coulis

Amazon link to the baking pan I use.  Heavy enough to evenly distribute the heat, non-stick to gently release the cake when done.

Chocolate Cake for 8

A quick and easy 1/2 size cake recipe. Perfect for your family or a small group.
Course Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8
Author Sabrina Currie

Ingredients

  • 3/4 c Flour
  • 1 c Sugar
  • 1/2 c Cocoa Powder
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1 c Milk
  • 1/3 c Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tsp Vanilla

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350' F.
    Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Sauce and Whipped Cream
  2. In a medium size bowl, mix all dry ingredients together well.
    Cocoa Powder and Cake Ingredients
  3. Heat the milk to scalding either in the microwave or a small pan, then pour into dry ingredients and mix gently but well.
    Chocolate Cake Batter
  4. Beat egg and mix in oil and vanilla then add to cake batter and mix in well.
  5. Prepare an 8" or 9" round cake pan (I use a non-stick pan) by greasing lightly with margarine (or Crisco if you have it) and then dusting with cocoa powder.
    Grease and Cocoa "Flour" the Cake Pan
  6. Pour batter into pan and bake 30 min, testing for doneness at end and adjust baking time as needed. (My oven is on the cooler side and took 31 minutes)
    Prepared Pan for Chocolate Cake

 

Raspberry Coulis (Raw, Vegan, Delicious!)

Freshest, raspberriest flavour ever!
Course Dessert, Syrup
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 8
Author Sabrina Currie

Ingredients

  • 2 c Raspberries
  • 1/3 c Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice (Fresh)

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to food processor or blender and puree just until blended.  Don't puree too long or the seeds will start to break up and make your sauce granular. 


    Pouring Sugar Into Raspberries
  2. *Optional: You can strain the seeds out of the sauce with a fine mesh strainer.

    Raspberry Coulis Recipe