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Dandelion & Burdock Cake – Recipe

I always think of myself as a cook rather than a baker mainly because I feel there is more freedom in cooking and baking always seams like more of an exact science, but I do love cake so who am I if not a woman up to a challenge. So here is my recipe for chocolate cake with a twist. Not all of my experiments turn out so well but this one did so here it is for you to try yourself.
you will need;

Raspberries to top
250g Butter
250g Self raising flour
Pinch Soda of Bicarbonate
250 ml Dandelion & Burdock
4 tbsp cocoa powder
2 eggs
50ml milk
300g golden caster sugar


  1. Preheat your oven to 180C and prepare your cake tin.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar until very light and fluffy, I think that this stage is the most important.
  3. Sift the flour into the butter with the soda of bicarbonate and whisk the eggs. 
  4. Stir the whisked eggs into the flour mixture.
  5. Mix the cocoa powder into the milk then add the dandelion and burdock drink and stir this into the flour mixture.
  6. Bake for about 40 mins or until the skewer comes out clean.
I hope you enjoy this cake as much as we did. You could try some possible variations such as topping with different fruit or adding a white chocolate cream to the centre like a sandwich.

Happy baking
Take Care
Nicolette xo
March 17, 2012
March 26, 2012



  1. Reply

    Katherine McAdoo

    March 22, 2012

    this looks SO delicious. i really want to make it, first because it sounds amazing, second because it looks like the cake in portal. this may be my easter dessert!