Saturday, May 30, 2009

Dossie's Chocolate Cake

Aunty Dossie was one of my first cooking inspirations. When I was younger I would go and stay on her dairy farm where I had my first 'farm to table' experiences. In fact, it was those authentic and truly fresh flavours that ignited my interest in cooking. She is no longer with us, and here is her Chocolate Cake recipe, shared in her memory.

125g (4oz) butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup milk
3 tablespoons coconut
1 heaped cup Self Raising Flour
3 level tablespoon Drinking Chocolate

Besat butter and sugar, add milk and vanilla, then chocolate, flour and coconut.

Put into a greased sandwich tin. Bake in a moderate oven.

The recipe is simple and economical and most probably at least 40 to 50 years old.


  1. made a trumped up version of this today which was scrumptilicious: doubled drinking chocolate, added 50g dark chocolate nuggets through the mix, and added an egg to support it! very fine chocolate fix indeed x

  2. Your aunty Dossie probably cooked really well when she's still with you. There can be nothing better than having a manna-like a recipe from the old box of magical recipes. It's great that she inspired you to cook as well.

    -> Dylan Solesbee