Mrs Bears Chocolate Cake
In my early 20s my now husband and I moved to London. (We ended up staying 5 years, getting married and our first child was born there). Quite a magic time in our lives.
On departing Melbourne, my mum gave me a home made cook book. Complete with cut out pictures and all the family favourite recipes. It is a book (actually) a folder I still have to this day and use regularly.
Theres lots of history in the worn pages and what I love is that mum kept the names and the origin of the recipes the same in my book as in hers. A particular standout is this chocolate cake recipe. Its called Mrs Bears chocolate cake (as in Mumma Bear). I often make this cake for lunch boxes or afternoon tea, and my kids also still refer to it as Mrs Bears Chocolate Cake.
Here is the recipe - Thanks "Mumma Bear" for sharing!!
1 Tablespoon vinegar
1 cup milk
1 1/2 cups plain flour
1/2 cup cocoa
1 1/2 teaspoon bicarb soda
1 1/4 cups sugar
150g melted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
Set oven to 180C.
Grease and line tin (20cm)
Add vinegar to milk and set aside.
Sift all dry ingredients together.
Pour in melted butter and milk and beat until combined.
Add eggs and vanilla. Beat well.
Pour into tin and bake about 40 min or until a skewer comes out clean.