Saturday, 10 February 2018

Condensed Milk Chocolate Cake

I had half a tin of ordinary sweetened condensed milk leftover from a dessert and wanted to try a cake with it.. This recipe from Nestle desserts is indeed a keeper for those times when you want something easy. This recipe has no eggs..and no creaming.. just mix all the ingredients in a bowl..and you are ready to bake.

This is the crumb of this cake..firm but very soft. Not too sweet..there is no added sugar apart from the condensed milk.
Made half of the original recipe in a loaf tin.

  • 1 tin sweetened condensed milk or 405 g
  • 100 g butter, melted
  • 150 ml water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence or 5 g
  • 200 g plain flour
  • ½ cup cocoa powder or 50 g
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder or 10 g
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda or 5 g

Combine the Sweetened Condensed Milk, melted butter, water and vanilla essence in a large bowl. Sift together the flour, cocoa, baking powder and baking soda. Stir the dry ingredients into the condensed milk mixture until just combined.
Pour the mixture into a lined 23cm spring form cake tin. Bake in a preheated 150°C oven for 45 minutes or until a cake skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. For 10 minutes then remove from tin and cool completely. Ice top when cold
To prepare the icing, place butter in bowl. Add the sifted cocoa and icing sugar and sufficient boiling water to mix to a smooth but firm consistency.