What is a woman to do?
Google 'dessert recipes without butter' and find many search results including one from one of her favourite sites - forums.vogue.com.au
One of the recipes I have found posted by a Voguette requires: eggs, caster sugar, vanilla essence, self raising flour, plain flour, cocoa powder, olive oil and low fat milk, yup you guess it, it's a chocolate cake recipe and I have almost every single ingredient besides self raising flour. Luckily I have a copy of the Women's Weekly book 'Ask Pamela Q&A' ($3 bargain from Victoria's Basement).
Pamela suggests to add 2 teaspoons of baking powder to 1 cup plain flour to make 1 cup of self raising flour, which is what I do.
Making the cake is quite easy, no real skill is required and little utensils are needed, it takes approx 10 min the prepare, 35 min to bake and 2 minutes to eat : )
If you are interested in making this chocolate cake without butter the recipe can be found at:
|Mixing the eggs and sugar|
|All ingredients combined|
|Baked chocolate cake, coconut and cocoa sprinkled on top|
|Piece of chocolate cake|
The final verdict - Crunchy on the outside, slightly dry on the inside, perhaps it required more olive oil or milk. Overall rating 7/10.