Last weekend, my friend Giorgia from GVN Fashion Style Blog hosted a flea market at her place and she asked me if I would bring some cake. Of course, I said yes :-)
I stumbled over this recipe while browsing through Donna Hay's Modern Classics Book 2. The thing I like about this cake, besides that it is really easy to make, is that the coconut flakes are the surprising twist that make all the difference. It looks like a simple chocolate cake but taste and texture are a little different because of the coconut flakes.
Here comes the recipe:
Preheat oven to 180°C.
Mix 250g molten butter, 90g sifted cocoa powder, 300g sugar, 3 eggs, 140g dessicated coconut flakes, 200g flour, 1.5 teaspoons baking powder and 190ml milk in a bowl until you end up with a smooth batter. Pour this into a 24cm diameter springform pan (lined with parchment paper or greased with a little butter) and bake for about 50 minutes. Dust with cocoa powder and serve warm or cold.