The reciep was very straightforward (apart from when I dropped the frozen potato cakes all over the floor, had to wait some hours for them to thaw so ending up baking at 10pm, split the sugar bag so ended up washing the floor, got flaked chocolate everywhere including my hair and the camera screen decided to die so I didn’t know what the photos would be like until I uploaded them…). The chocolate/condensed milk/light muscavado sugar/unsalted butter mixture for the cake mix melts very easily. You just need to follow it to the letter, it works, it looks great, it tastes delicious…, Tags:chocolate cake, Delia Smith Posted in Cooking | 2 Comments ». Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site. It becomes a lovely glossy firm texture. Fill two 12-hole cupcake tins with cup-cake cases. At age 21, she spent time washing up in a restaurant, and this experience piqued her interest in cooking. Delia studied English cookery books at the British Museum to find inspiration for cooking meals for family and friends, with mixed success. You just need to follow it to the letter, it works, it looks great, it tastes delicious…. I have found some really interesting books in charity shops’. The cake mixture is quite stiff and it gives a better appearance if you don’t smooth it over as it gives a flat top (back row), although this doesn’t matter too much as they’ll be iced. They went like, well, hotcakes with coffee after church this morning. Just put the chocolate and condensed milk into another heatproof bowl and melt together (as above). Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com. This recipe is adapted from there. Then, keeping the heat at its … Now divide the mixture between the paper cases and bake them near the centre of the oven for about 15 minutes. The slightly gooey icing goes firm on the outside and gives a really good texture mix with the drier cake. I find frozen mashed potato works really well for this. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. The rest, as they say, is history. For children you may like to leave the spice out, but I know a five-year-old who loves the subtle spiciness. The cake mixture is quite stiff and it gives a better appearance if you don’t smooth it over as it gives a flat top (back row), although this doesn’t matter too much as they’ll be iced. -Opening the oven door to check on cake (before the cake has set) Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. [If you’re looking for the recipe, this post is why it’s not here. In another large bowl, place the rest of the ingredients and the chocolate mix. If anything there is too much icing – you get a really generous dollop on each cupcake – even after this I had some left over, which had to be, er, disposed of (guess how! ( Log Out /  ), I forgot to get any smarties to put on the top (or indeed to order in £6 of pink smarties by mail order as the recipe suggests) so mine ended up like this. I used 75% rather than 85% cocoa solids (Green & Blacks cooking chocolate for cake mix, Valrhona cooking chocolate for icing) and a touch more cocoa would have made it wonderfully rich. […]Delia Smith chocolate potato cake (3) « anarchicgretel’s blog[…]…. She is one of the leading modern authorities on good basic cooking and is immensely popular and trusted: supermarkets report ‘the Delia effect’ whenever she recommends a product. ( Log Out /  Once the cup-cakes have completely cooled, pour over the icing and place some fresh/dried rose petals. I only have one baking tray so there was a 25 min gap between batches. It’s not here because: Also see this post about trying the recipe – also says how much real mashed potato you can use instead of six frozen-but-thawed mashed potato cakes! Um, lots of possibilities. 150g dark chocolate (85% dark chocolate) 110g condensed milk from a 397g tin. For a better experience on Delia Online website, enable JavaScript in your browser. Can't believe this can be done. It looks like it’s never been opened. Garlic mashed potato with olive oil by Delia Smith. Remove and stir in the butter. What would I do differently? The mixture got very firm as in the photo below, but this didn’t seem to affect cooking. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out /  Pour the mixture into the cup-cake cakes and bake for 10 minutes, then turn the trays around and bake for another 5 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean. It becomes a lovely glossy firm texture. This goes into the flour (that I forgot to sieve), baking powder, 6 unfrozen potato discs and spice powder and you whizz with an electric whisk. Delia shows a fan steamer, which fits inside most saucepans. I used Sainsbury’s ground mixed spice instead of 5 spice (as in recipe) and used two tsp – one would have been enough. Delia Smith chocolate potato cake (3) June 8, 2008. But I wouldn’t exactly call the recipe cheating or that labour sparing, especially not without a dishwasher. When it has melted (5–10 minutes), take it off the heat and beat with a wooden spoon until smooth. Just wondered if anyone watched the Delia Smith programme this week which she is doing receipes from her new book - how to cheat. Place the chocolate, condensed milk, sugar and butter in a large heat-proof bowl and place over barely simmering water. When someone dropped a pie just before filming began, she volunteered to make the replacement. This goes into the flour (that I forgot to sieve), baking powder, 6 unfrozen potato discs and spice powder and you whizz with an electric whisk. Place this over a saucepan of barely simmering water, making sure the bowl does not touch the water. The icing also melts easily (below) – I didn’t read the recipe and melted the butter with chocolate and condensed milk (it should go in after) and had to be careful for it not to foam a little. There seem to be a lot of people looking for the recipe for the chocolate cake with potato in. 150g unsalted sugar. Now i’ve seen that someone has given it a go and the results were good (even with your somewhat manic baking style!!) If you’re on a diet, WARNING – lots of pictures of chocolate cake.].

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