Anywhere Chocolate Cake

Why a cake in an outdoor cooking section, you ask? Why not! This one requires absolutely no special skills or talents, no electric mixer and, best of all, no effort!


2 cups (300g) self-raising flour
½ teaspoon (3ml) baking powder
1½ cups (375g) sugar
½ cup (50g) cocoa powder
4 extra-large eggs, beaten
1 cup (250ml) milk ½ cup
(125ml) sunflower oil
Butter or oil, for greasing
1 large bar (150g) milk or dark chocolate, broken into squares

Light ½ Cobblestone and allow to burn for 5 minutes. Top your COBB with the grill grid and roast rack, cover with the dome and preheat for 20 minutes.

• Mix the flour, baking powder, sugar and cocoa in a bowl.
• In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs, milk and oil together.
• Stir the wet mixture into the dry ingredients until well combined.
• Pour the batter into a greased baking tin and place it on the roast rack.
• Cover with the dome and bake for 30–35 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.
• Remove and cool for 5 minutes.
• Unmould the cake and while it’s still warm, top with chocolate squares. Wait for the chocolate to melt a bit, then spread it with a knife to ice the cake.

SWAP IT OUT For a Vanilla Cake: replace the cocoa powder with ¼ cup self-raising flour. Then play around with flavours by adding lemon or orange zest, and use white chocolate for icing.

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