When we go camping, we never seem to have any internet reception and I have been putting my recipes on this blog. No hardcopy! Which means that a lot of times I am baking and cooking off the top of my head. Also, I do not always have all the ingredients I normally use. Yes, my camping kitchen is well stocked but it is just not my everyday kitchen.
And after a day outside, a lot of times we like something sweet after dinner. Or before dinner. Or for breakfast. Or before breakfast. Or at 3.00 am.....
I put together a chocolate cake this last time that I was told by both parties that were with me is even better then what I thought was the go to recipe. I guess that is what you get from baking off the top of your head.
This cake actually lasted a little bit longer then the last one but that was due to sleep and we having one less adult mouth to feed.
Another Chocolate Cake
9 tablespoons cocoa
7 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 eggs, separated
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/4 cup sorghum
1/4 cup arrowroot
1/2 cup millet
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Butter an 8 inch round pan.
In a bowl, place the 3 eggs whites. Beat until frothy. Add the granulated sugar. Beat until stiff peaks form. Set aside.
In a pan, melt the butter over medium heat. Take off the heat and mix in the cocoa, brown sugar, and vanilla. Mix in the egg yolks. Mix in the flours.
Take about a third of the egg whites, and mix into the cocoa mixture. Once mixed, fold in the rest of the egg whites.
Pour into the prepared pan. Bake for 30 minutes or until a knive comes out clean and the cake has come away from the sides of the pan.
Enjoy. You may wish to step back if anybody in the house hold knows the cake is out of the oven....