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A VERY EASY tradition in Spain. Cake recipe that is not only delicious, but is especial for those you love!


 
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Step 1: Making the Batter

Ingredients;
3 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon Baking Soda

Mix the sugar and eggs until smooth. Add the flour and baking soda and mix again until smooth.

Oil the bottom and sides of the cake pan, then pour in the batter. Set oven to 260 C (475-500 F) and bake for 20 minutes.

Step 2: Making the Frosting

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Place a pan over medium heat and add 20 grams (1 1/2 tablespoons) of butter. Next add 100 grams of sugar (about 1/2 cup. You can add more or less to your taste). Add 5 teaspoons cocoa, and 3/4 cup water. Stir over heat until it is well mixed and thickens.

Step 3: Finishing up!

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Almost done! Remove the cake from the oven and pre slice into squares. Pour the hot frosting over the cake. Be sure and cover all the top!

Let cool for a bit, then remove the cake pan.

Enjoy with your favorite person or family!

Step 4: Share with someone you love!

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This is my first Instructable, and I hope that you like it!
I hope you enjoy this with your special loved one! You can watch the video below as my wife makes this for me. =)


LUCCHINA5 years ago
Hmmmmmmmmm !
MadamX5 years ago
Delicious! Easy. Outstanding.
Not to beat a dead horse here, but I'm updating my previous comment. I've now made this three times. The first two versions tasted unpleasantly of baking soda, and it was clear that this cake desperately needed salt. Maybe the original post left that out? In any case, I added about half a teaspoon, and two teaspoons of vanilla extract. This resulted in a much more palatable cake, but clearly is a little more trouble to prepare. I also cranked the heat down. This is a heavy batter with proportionally more eggs to flour than a traditional cake, but I assume that this is deliberate and meant to result in a denser, moister cake than a traditional layer cake, which is usually baked at about 350. So I dropped the heat to 400 and let it bake 30 minutes. As I said, more palatable, but nothing special.
IMHO, there are a few problems with this recipe. First, I have tried this twice and my oven is very accurate, but 20 minutes at 475-500 degrees results in a burned cake, even at the lower end of the range. Second, the recipe for the icing is clearly meant to be more of a glaze, or pourable icing. That said, some indication of how long it takes to thicken would be helpful. I'm working on this for the third time, and the icing has been cooking for more than 30 minutes without a trace of thickening. How long is too long? Maybe there's an ingredient missing?
looks like the "icing" is more of a glaze that is absorbed into the cake. The video shows the cake coming out very dark from the oven. Then the cake is cut into cubes to let the icing/glaze be poured over and then soak into the cuts. Same idea as jello cake
misskari6 years ago
I just made a batch. They're yummy! ~ I was somewhat apprehensive because of how simple the recipe was, but it was nice. I did them in smaller cupcake-sized molds and they took only 20 minutes, start to finish. Next time, I might add a touch more sugar to the pour-over mixture, because I've got a sweet tooth a tick sweeter than most. It was a nice dark-tasting chocolate, though. Thanks for a great instuctable!
blckthng7 years ago
i just made one. it is the tastiest cake i have ever had. (my moms cakes are an exeption).
I find it interesting that you cut the cake before you add the icing.
ventsi (author)  Gmastefluffy7 years ago
when you cut it the icing goes between the cuts and it becomes sweeter :)
totally agree with above looks really good and i love chocolate. and looks pretty easy . great job
Looks easy and really tasty! :D