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This week, community member Gaye wrote to us, asking for some community advice:

“My problem is I have lost a receipt. When I was 26 or thereabouts, a nurse I worked with who was my age (I am now 61) gave me written instructions on how to make a moist chocolate cake. When I think back it was just beautiful like a mud cake we have now but so much nicer. This is what I remember about the receipt all the ingredients were put in a saucepan and cooked on the stove top and then in the oven for an hour and a half. I would be so grateful if anyone could please help me with this recipe. I am hoping someone’s mum might know it. Thank you in advance”

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  1. I have this recipe for a Boiled Chocolate Cake that sounds like the one you have described.
    Boiled Chocolate Cake
    8 oz Butter
    1 ½ Castor Sugar
    6 tbls Cocoa
    ½ Tsp Bi-Carbonate of Soda
    ¾ Cup Milk
    1 tsp Baking Powder
    1 tsp Lemon Rind
    1 tsp Orange Rind
    ¾ Cup Water
    3 Cups Self Raising Flour

    1. Melt Butter in Saucepan
    2. Add sugar, cocoa & Bi-Carb of Soda
    3. Add milk and water
    4. Bring to the boil – take care not to boil over
    5. Cook for a few minutes, stirring occasionally
    6. Remove from heat and allow to become quite cool
    7. When cool add the eggs
    8. Mix in the flour and combine thoroughly
    9. Pour into prepared cake tins ( one large or two small)
    10. Bake in a moderate oven 180o – 200o 1 – 1 ¼ hours depending on size of tin.

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