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Baking 101 Baking 101

British - American.....

Posted by on Nov. 9, 2011 at 10:50 AM
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I got a recipe from a friend in the UK. I was hoping maybe there is a Mom in here that could "Americanize" it for me lol. Measurements need converted (I'm hopeless at converting), but then there are some ingredients that I'm pretty sure are called something else here. Thanks!!!


Death By Chocolate Cake

8 oz. self-rising flour

2 T. Cocoa Powder

1 T. Golden Syrup (Not really sure on this one)

1 Level tsp. Bicarbonate Soda (guessing Baking soda)

1/2 T. Vanilla Essence (extract I'm guessing)

3 oz. Sugar

3 oz. Margarine or Butter

1/2 Pint Milk & Water (I believe it's 1/2 pint each)


Sive (Sift?) the flour and Cocoa together and add the sugar. Melt the margarine or butter in a saucepan and add the syrup, milk & water. Add to dry ingredients. Dissolve the bicarb in about 2 tsp. water & add the vanilla essencce. Add to the cake mixture, mix very well. Place the mixture into 2 well greased 7" sandwich tins (Don't have sandwich tins..) and bake in hot oven (approximately 400 degrees Fahrenheit). Bake until risen & firm (about 20-25 min.) Turn out & cool.


Icing

2 oz. margarine/butter and Cocoa

4 oz. icing sugar (powdered sugar?)

3 oz. of coffee melted in hot water (?)


Beat together until thick & smooth




by on Nov. 9, 2011 at 10:50 AM
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fineyouguyswin
by on Nov. 9, 2011 at 11:04 AM
There are 8 ounces in a cup and sandwich tins are cake pans :0)
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LoveMyKBabies
by on Nov. 9, 2011 at 11:15 AM

Thanks :) Do you think using 1 9x13 cake pan would work? That's what I normally use for cakes.

Quoting fineyouguyswin:

There are 8 ounces in a cup and sandwich tins are cake pans :0)


4kidz916
by Melissa on Nov. 9, 2011 at 12:16 PM

2 Tablespoons = 1 oz. 

1 pint = 16 oz  so 1/2 pint would be 1 cup

4kidz916
by Melissa on Nov. 9, 2011 at 12:17 PM

Maybe the coffe melted in hot water is instant coffee mixed in hot water???

LoveMyKBabies
by on Nov. 9, 2011 at 12:21 PM

That's what I guessed. But I'm not sure...

Quoting 4kidz916:

Maybe the coffe melted in hot water is instant coffee mixed in hot water???


fineyouguyswin
by on Nov. 9, 2011 at 2:38 PM

That should work fine :O)

Quoting LoveMyKBabies:

Thanks :) Do you think using 1 9x13 cake pan would work? That's what I normally use for cakes.

Quoting fineyouguyswin:

There are 8 ounces in a cup and sandwich tins are cake pans :0)



fineyouguyswin
by on Nov. 9, 2011 at 2:39 PM

That is my bet. My step mom is british but she has no phone so I have to wait till my dad gets home.lol

Quoting LoveMyKBabies:

That's what I guessed. But I'm not sure...

Quoting 4kidz916:

Maybe the coffe melted in hot water is instant coffee mixed in hot water???



melaniecerise
by on Nov. 9, 2011 at 7:19 PM

different. tell us if it is good

frndlyfn
by Heather on Nov. 10, 2011 at 3:57 AM

8 oz in one cup so 4 oz would be 1/2 cup.  A pint has 16 oz (2 liquid cups).  I think you got the ingredients right.....  Essence might be when you "shave" a vanilla bean though but not sure.

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