Whilst at University, both our daughters stayed at Kolbe House in Cape Town, Kate went first, and took with her the recipe for chocolate sheet cake that she loved at home. Whenever one of the other students had a birthday out would come the recipe, which eventually became known as "Kolbe Cake" Both of them met their husbands at Kolbe, Kate is married to Marc, and Raewyn and Brendan will be married here in a weeks time
For her we are making a recipe book of the real family favourites - I am so enjoying finding how nice recipe pages are with photos and memorabilia included
This recipe I first heard about on a radio program called “Talkabout” as soon as I tried it it became a huge family favourite - so much so that when you went to UCT you both made it so many times it became known as “Kolbe Cake”
125 g butter or marg.
250 ml water
125 ml oil
125 ml cocoa
500 ml flour
500 ml sugar
1 ml salt
5 ml bicarb
2 eggs - extra large
125 ml buttermilk
75 g butter
30 ml cocoa
45 ml buttermilk
5 ml vanilla essence
375 ml icing sugar
Preheat oven 180° C & spray a roasting pan with Spray & Cook.
Heat butter/marg, water, cocoa, oil, to boiling point, stirring well to avoid lumps. Cool slightly.
Measure flour, sugar, salt & bicarb into a large mixing bowl & mix thoroughly.
Pour on liquid mixture, mix lightly.
Whisk eggs & buttermilk together, mix in lightly.
Pour into prepared pan & bake +- 25 min.
Turn onto cooling rack (or much easier, ice cooled cake in the tin!)
Melt butter - remove from heat & stir in cocoa.
Stir in buttermilk & vanilla.
Sift icing sugar & stir into above mixture.
Pour icing over partially cooled cake, once set cut into +- 5 cm squares.Made with my Kit: Granny\'s Pudding Kit: http://tinyurl.com/a374t
The grocery tag to hold the date is from my Digital Dates embellishment pack http://tinyurl.com/7qy7c
Poppys from Brown Bags and Calico http://tinyurl.com/7pckl
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