three ingredient chocolate cake

I have never been much of a baker, but I do love the idea of baking. Unfortunately, I’m very impatient and I like quick and easy – preferably immediate – results, so the thought of standing in the kitchen, baking up a complicated recipe doesn’t really do it for me. I wish it did, as I think I’d take great pleasure in successful results, but that’s where we’re at. Then I stumbled across this recipe…

three ingredient chocolate cake

And, yes – it does actually require only three ingredients, so I figured I could give this one a go. I’m sure more creative bakers would enhance the recipe, but I decided to stick with the original, apart from a slight flourish with the topping…

what you’ll need

  • 350g choc chip cookies – I used two packets of quite deluxe cookies, with plenty of chocolate chips
  • 360ml milk
  • 10g baking powder

what you’ll need to do

Simply crush the cookies, using a bag and a rolling pan, leaving some larger chunks for texture. Tip into a mixing bowl, add the milk and baking powder and blend, either by hand or using a whisk. Pour into a parchment lined baking tin and bake for 25 minutes in an oven, preheated to 180°C. Use a wooden skewer to check that it is cooked and then allow to cool. Remove from the tin, place on a wire tray and unless you want a naked chocolate cake, you can begin decorating. Extra ingredients are obviously needed at this point, but these are up to you, as I’m sure you’ll be a whole lot imaginative than I was.

All I did was melt a large bar of Milka chocolate and smothered this over the cake, leaving it quite rough – this almost any errors were easily disguised. As an extra sparkle, I added tiny white chocolate curls and dried raspberries – all taken from a box of museli…

Published on 25th January 2024