I love putting on afternoon teas for my friends at home and so last Sunday I baked my favourite chocolate cake (see recipe below), bought a few extras from my local pattisserie and got out the good china for a visit from one of my oldest friends. I just love drinking out of vintage tea cups - so civilised! It also justifies my many vintage china purchases to my hubby! (see darling hubby, they aren't just for show!)
Recipe provided by Hon Kevin Rudd – Prime Minister of Australia
for PDF version of cake recipe which you can print out see: http://www.cuppaforkids.org.au/downloads/recipes/PM_Chocolate_Cake_recipe.pdf
185 g Butter at room temperature
155 g Brown Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla
2 Eggs at Room Temperature
190gm SR Flour
30gm Cocoa Powder
Cream Butter, Sugar and Vanilla, add eggs one at a time.
In another bowl sift the flour and cocoa together then fold it and the milk alternating into
the creamed butter and sugar.
Bake for 40 minutes in a moderate oven - fan forced about 150 degrees.
1 and a half TBL Cocoa
1 TBL warm Milk
75 gm Butter room temp - cubed
125gm Pure Icing Sugar
Half teaspoon vanilla
Mix together and spread over cooled cake.