COOKING WITH AMBASSADORS

British recipes: Northumberland picnic chocolate cake (video included)

Ingredients:110g of self-raising flour; 1 teaspoon of baking powder; 110g of butter at room temperature; 110g of caster sugar; 2 large eggs; 2-3 drops of vanilla essence; 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder. For the icing: 200g of best quality milk or dark chocolate; 30g of butter.

Northumberland Picnic Chocolate CakeNorthumberland Picnic Chocolate Cake(Source: Jana Liptáková)

Ingredients:110g of self-raising flour; 1 teaspoon of baking powder; 110g of butter at room temperature; 110g of caster sugar; 2 large eggs; 2-3 drops of vanilla essence; 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder. For the icing: 200g of best quality milk or dark chocolate; 30g of butter.

Process: Pre-heat the oven to 170 degrees Celsius. Sift the flour and the baking powder into a mixing bowl, then add all the other ingredients and whisk them until thoroughly combined. If the mixture doesn't drop off a wooden spoon easily when tapped on the side of the bowl, add 1 or 2 teaspoons of water and whisk again. Bake in the centre of the oven for 45 minutes. Allow to cool. For the icing, melt the chocolate, stir the butter into it and pour the mixture over the cake.

The processing of personal data is subject to our Privacy Policy and the Cookie Policy. Before submitting your e-mail address, please make sure to acquaint yourself with these documents.

Top stories

Owls indicate spring is coming

Male owls lured by bird calls fly in to take a look at the intruder.

Long-eared owl

“By a sharp knife” cuts through the heart of injustice in Slovakia

A film inspired by the 2005 murder of student Daniel Tupý will be premiered to the Slovak public on February 21.

Director Teodor Kuhn behind the scenes of Ostrým Nožom.

The moment that changed my perception of the media

One flew over the newsprint: Images from the history of the Sme daily

Alexej Fulmek (right) and Karol Ježík in the early days of Sme.