WITH supermarket shelves emptying by the minute, you'll be hard-pressed to find a variety of food items that'll help get you through the self-isolation period.
And while the bags of pasta and packets of rice you have stockpiled will get you far, you might be looking for something a little more indulgent – and we may have found the answer.
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This chocolate cake recipe is made without eggs, butter or milk, so not only is it a saving grace for those with allergies or in tolerances, it also means it makes for the perfect self-isolation treat as it only requires items you probably already have stored in your pantry.
The recipe was created by Andrea Soranidis, also known as The Petite Cook, and is made up of just six ingredients – flour, baking powder, vanilla extract, oil, water, sugar and optional cocoa powder if you want a chocolate version, but who wouldn't.
And while the cake looks and sounds unbelievably scrumptious, it is also super simple and doesn't take a pro baker to whip one up.
All you have to do is add some water to the oil before combing the wet and dry ingredients, give it a good ol' mix up, chick it in the oven for 40 minutes and voila.
On her website, Andrea explained that she is currently in preventative self-quarantine and she wanted to share something that people can make with what they already have – especially since supermarkets have been short on eggs, and, well, everything.
She said: "Since supermarket have been experiencing shortages of lots of ingredients, I thought it would be helpful sharing a cake recipe that can be made without eggs, butter or milk.
"I hope this cake can help others have a fun baking time whilst they’re stuck at home."
The pro baker also suggests that "because the cake is soft and spongy, it will absorb the moisture from the cream very well. So, you can use any kind of filling or frosting you like." – or just leave it plain.
It's been a rough couple of weeks for everyone, so skip the canned goods for a night and treat yourself to the most delicious chocolate cake.
And the best part is that it will keep for up to five days, you can indulge in a little day after day.
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