Wednesday, 7 December 2016

7th Great Online Cookie Exchange Extravaganza

Thanks to JZ's for organising this each year.

I haven't tried this myself but a colleague made it for a cake event at the office. It was lovely so I got the recipe to share with you.

A chocolate, rye and raisin cake

Right, go get your ingredient...

175g unsalted butter (room temperature)
170g soft light brown sugar
3 eggs (room temperature)
4 tbsp cocoa powder
100g dark rye flour
100g self-raising flour
1 tsp baking powder
120ml whole milk
150g raisins
120g chocolate, broken into pieces

Large bowl
1kg loaf tin (8x10x20cm)
Greaseproof paper

Cooling rack.

All ready? Let's get started then...

Apron on

Line your loaf tin with greaseproof paper and heat your oven to 170C fan (190C non-fan).


In your bowl, beat the butter and sugar until fluffy and pale in colour

(Don't know where his apron's gone)


beat the eggs in one by one
(yes I know you've seen it before:))

Once eggs have been fully incorporated, fold through
Rye flour
Self-raising flour
Baking powder
1/4 tsp salt

Add the milk at intervals to make a thick batter

Finally fold though the raisins and chocolate pieces.

Spoon into your lined loaf tin

Place in oven on middle shelf and cook for 50-55 minutes, or until skewer comes out of the centre clean and the cake is risen and springs back when touched.

Leave loaf in tin to rest on cooling rack for 20 minutes. Take out and slice into thick slices, serve with a cup of hot tea. Lovely

and gentlemen, I suggest you remember to clear away properly

Or you're partner will have something to say. 

Some wonderful recipes for you to try - so go check them out but remember, December 7th takes a full 24 hours across the globe. So if someone hasn’t posted yet, don’t moan, just go back later.


Egg picture from Au Fil des Jours. Let me know if any of the others are yours.


Roz said...

Ooh I'm positively drooling here Ronnie, both at the yummy cake and pics lol. Thank you :)


lindy thomas said...

Ronnie can you send your chef over my way please? He is good enough to eat let alone your cake. Drool!
Thank you for sharing.

Hugs Lindy xx

abby said...

Cake sounds delicious, but I may have to re-read the recipe a few times to fully understand it...
hugs abby

Ella said...

Goodness, Ronnie. How's a girl supposed to concentrate on the recipe? Still love the egg spanking pic. One of my favorites.

Stomach Growling Across the Pond,

Olivia Hisservant said...

Oh, Ronnie. i'll have to come back and look at this recipe many times. It looks so - delicious. Yes. Thanks!!! :)

Baker said...

This looks like a good recipe to try! Thanks for the recipe and love your choice of pictures!

Hermione said...

Yum, yum! I must try that recipe. Thanks Ronnie.


Lilli Clairmont said...

Okay, so I reached the end of the post and wondered ... wait, did she share a recipe? lol I think I must have been a bit distracted by something. Can't imagine what it would have been. ;) Well, in any case, this was definitely a yummy post, Ronnie! :)

Mrs Fever said...

Oh dear... Was there something about food in there? There was plenty of 'yummy' for sure, but somehow I think I overlooked the recipe...! ;)

Thank you for sharing, and with such delightful visual accompaniments. :D

an English Rose said...

Hi Ronnie, I wasn't going to look at these but then I saw your pics and changed my mind!
love Jan, xx

ronnie said...

Roz - Always try to please. Thanks.

Lindy - Quite yunmmy. Thanks.

Abby - Understandable:) Thanks.

Ella - The spanking egg picture my favourite as well. Thanks.

Oliia - I know what you mean. Thanks.

Baker - Couldn't resist putting in pictures. Thanks.

Hermione - It's lovely and moist. Thanks.

Lilli - Think you will have to go back and take another look...the recipe I mean:) Thanks.

Mrs Fever - My pleasure. Loved the sound of your chocolate cake. Thanks.

Jan - I wonder why? Thanks.


Bleue D'âme said...

Loved your presentation! And I have a big bag of rye flour sitting on my counter, so going to give this one a go soon!

Meredith Malloy said...

I have no idea what recipe you offered we readers. The photos were just that good. I will go back now and check the recipe.

DelFonte said...

Yummy, will try this with the kids. Just wondering where to find ALL the ingredients ;)

Cat said...

Thanks for the yummy pictures, Ronnie. Hmmm...have never heard of making a cake with rye flour...will have to give this a try.

Hugs and blessings...Cat

Katie said...

LOL Ronnie! :) You sure have a hot Hot HOT way with recipes! LOL!

This sounds very interesting and yummy! I'm going to give it a try for sure! Many hugs,

<3 Katie

Jz said...

I could have SWORN I left a comment this morning.
The funny thing was, it was all about how distracted I was - so apparently, I was even more distracted than I realized... (Between that recipe, those shoulders, and no coffee, a girl doesn't stand a chance!)

The cake sounds yummy, with a hint of interesting. I'll have to give it a go. :-)

Thanks so much for playing along!

Leigh Smith said...

THe heck with the cake, I'll take the baker.

ronnie said...

Bleue - I hope you enjoy it. Thanks.

Meredith - I think the pictures are better than the recipe. Thanks.

DF - Thanks. The rye flour it available from Waitrose not sure about the other supermarkets.

Cat - I hadn't either but I must admit it did taste moist and really lovely. Thanks

Katie - Thanks I try to please:)

JZ - Thanks. Still got some reccipes to check out. Looking forward to next year. I got distracted putting the post together:) Thanks.

SG - Thought you might say that:) Thanks.


little monkey said...

I almost didn't get past the lovely picture of the mixing bowl and all those amazing little splatters.

I love rye bread but had never considered rye flour for cake. It sounds like it will be wonderful. I'm going to try it.

ronnie said...

Little Monkey - Hello. I hope you like it. Never tried rye bread. Thanks.