Everyday life is the special occasion!

October 30, 2014

Moist Chocolate Chip Cake - Hallowe'en

 The celebration of Hallowe'en isn´t a Portuguese tradition, but as a kid highly influenced by the American culture of movies [totally obsessed]and as an English teacher I've always enthusiastically promoted and thoroughly supported and incentivated the kids at school to make of the 31st October a great fun day, the good old American way. This is a super easy, fun but mostly a delicious  cake that all kids will certainly enjoy [who doesn't love chocolate anyway?]. It's super moist, dense, it has a rich texture that resembles pudding and the intense flavour of the dark chocolate chips[with crunchy bits inbetween and their bittersweet taste mixed with the sweeteness of the cake at the same time] is a mega combination for sucess. Needless to say that as a fruit gums addicted, when I saw these amazing spiders I just couldn´t resist bringing some home to decorate my cake for this party - though [I'm extremely aracnophobic as well]I haven't been able to eat a single one so far!!! I hope you have a great Hallowe'en tomorrow and hope to inspire you to make a great theme party!

  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 and a 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup buttermilk [milk with 1/2 a lemon juice resting for 15m]
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 cup sunflower oil
  • 125gr chocolate powder
 In a bowl mix the dry ingredients all together blending well with a wooden spoon. Then add the sunflower oil and beat with a mixer. Then add the eggs and continue beating and finally add the buttermmilk and beat again until you have an homogenous dough. Put it into a buttered and floured mold and take to a preheated oven at 180º for about 1h.


  1. Adoro bolos assim com o interior e com aranhas deve ficar uma maravilha

  2. Ai o aspecto desse bolo, mulher!!! Bom, eu cá celebro o Halloween, mas não ao bom jeito americano - que su um bocadinho anti américas - e sim sob os significados da tradição celta a passar para o wicca. Gosto de saber as origens da data que vão além do ir de casa em casa pedindo doces e oferecendo travessuras, gosto do misticismo que rodeia o Samhnáin, do seu significado, e como ávida enfardadeira de tudo aquilo que envolva magia, elfos, duendes, fadas, espiritos and so on, claro que esta data teria de ter sobre mim um fascinio superior a tudo o resto - quase mais que o Natal/ Jule!!

  3. Guauuuuu Aída un chesscake muy terrorífico

  4. You have been great beyond the word Aida, its fantastic and so beautiful!:) Id like to eat it today, well done!