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Thermomix Chocolate Sheet Cake

April 26, 2016


In my books, there is no recipe better than one that can feed a heap of people and have leftovers for school lunches. This Thermomix Chocolate Sheet Cake is no exception. It is super moist and stays that way as you can just cover the baking dish with cling film or foil. It’s a Thermomix adaption from various Texas Sheet Cakes that I have used in the past. 

For alternative recipes that don’t use a Thermomix, just Google “Texas Sheet Cake”.

Thermomix Chocolate Sheet Cake 



1/2 cup buttermilk – If you don’t have buttermilk, just omit one tablespoon of milk and add one tablespoon of vinegar. Set aside until you need it. 

300gr Plain Flour

1 tablespoon cinnamon, ground

450gr Sugar (I used white for this recipe)

1 teaspoon baking soda 

pinch of salt

160gr water

2 large free range eggs

110gr butter (unsalted)

30gr cocoa 

1 teaspoon vanilla extract


For the icing

110gr butter (unsalted)

120gr full cream milk

30gr cocoa

400gr cups icing sugar

2 teaspoons vanilla extract


Thermomix chocolate Sheet Cake


Preheat your oven to 200º C.

Grease and flour the baking dish (I used my big lasagne dish – about 4 litres)

Place a bowl on top of the TMX lid. Make sure the scales are reset to zero after every ingredient you weigh. 

Measure and add the flour, cinnamon, sugar, baking soda and salt. Mix well with a whisk. Set aside to use later. 

Measure and add the water, butter, cocoa to the TMX bowl. Cook for 3min, Speed 2 @ 100º.

In a small jug or cup, add the eggs and vanilla extract to the buttermilk. Give it a mix with a fork to break up the eggs. 

Insert the butterfly to the  TMX bowl.

Add the flour mixture and the milk mixture to the TMX bowl. Mix 20 sec, Speed 3. Scrape down sides of the bowl after 10 sec. 

Pour cake batter (it will be runnier than a normal mixture) into your baking dish. 

Cook for about 20 min. Check after this time and cook until the cake bounces back after pressing. (Cooking times will vary as it will depend on your oven and the size of your baking dish) Remove cake from oven. 

Clean and dry TMX bowl. Insert the butterfly to the TMX bowl.

To prepare the icing, place the butter, milk and cocoa into the TMX bowl. Cook until butter is melted for 2 min, Speed 2 @ 90º. 

Add the icing sugar and vanilla extract and mix for 20 sec, Speed 3. Check consistency. You might like to add a bit more milk to get the icing to a runny consistency. Scrape down sides and mix for a further 20 sec, Speed3. 

Pour immediately (while the cake is warm) over cake. 

Allow to cool completely before eating. 

Cover with cling film or foil when not eating to keep the cake fresh. Should keep up to a week. 

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What Thermomix recipe do you love making and baking right now? Let me know in the comments.
Tash x 
in and around the kitchen Thermomix

Easy Granuesli

February 8, 2016

Easy Granuesli

It’s a mix between muesli and granola, hence ‘granuesli’.

Perfect as a quick breakfast or as a handy snack. Serve with your choice of milk, or yogurt and fresh fruit. My favourite combo at the moment is granuesli, fresh passionfruit and Greek yogurt. The best bit about making your own granuesli is that you can add whatever takes your fancy! Continue Reading

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Mango and Coconut Cheesecake Jars

November 12, 2015

Mango & Coconut Cheesecake Jars

Ok. I’ll admit it, I am hooked on the ease and convenience of making cheesecakes in a jar! Just in time for a hot Perth summer, these fruity and nutty cheesecakes will be the perfect addition to your summer barbeques.  You can use any short jars like the ones I used and feel free to use a food processor instead of a Thermomix.

Mango and Coconut Cheesecake Jars

Makes approximately 12 jars

Gather : 

two tablespoons butter

half packet Arnotts Butterscotch Snap biscuits (Anzacs would also be great) (broken into pieces)

half cup shredded coconut

500gr  cream cheese (chopped into chunks)

one teaspoon vanilla bean paste

two mangos peeled and chopped into large pieces (approx 250 gr)

half tablespoon powdered gelatin melted in 1/8 cup hot water (then left to cool)

100gr cream Themomix Mango and coconut cheesecake Jars

40gr castor sugar 

a few tablespoons of extra shredded coconut for garnish


Do :

  1. Place butter, biscuits and coconut into TMX bowl and blitz 5 sec/Speed 8. Scrape down sides and blitz again if not incorporated yet. 
  2. Divide biscuit crumb mixture into jars and press down lightly. 
  3. In a clean TMX bowl, combine cheese, vanilla bean paste, mango, gelatin, cream and castor sugar for 1 min/Speed 8. Scrape down sides and blitz again 20 sec/Speed 8 till smooth. 
  4. Divide filling into jars and refrigerate until serving. 
  5. Dry roast extra coconut in a hot frypan until slightly brown. This will only take a few seconds! Sprinkle a little onto each cheesecake before serving. 


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Sammie’s Favourite Recipe :: Dharish’s Chicken Curry

August 31, 2015

This week Sam Colden from The Annoyed Thyroid is my guest blogger sharing her favourite recipe which has a Thermomix AND non-thermomix instructions! Take it away Sammie!

I love this recipe because it really is a taste of home. My best friend (and bridesmaid) Dharish is the Queen of Curries and we used to have feasts that rajas would dream of when we lived in London. No restaurant has ever been able to emulate Dharish’s deliciousness, so we were thrilled when she shared her secret recipe and could cook this curry at home!


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Thermomix Gingerbread

August 11, 2015

DSC_0910You may or may not know, I am a bit of a fan of #beforeschoolbaking.

I know, weird. 

I don’t really know why I do it and why I have made a habit of it, but there is nothing more comforting for me to know that my kidlets have something fresh and yum in their lunchboxes. 

This is a simple gingerbread recipe for you to whip up. It IS a Thermomix recipe, but you don’t need one to make this super easy recipe. A food processor will work just as well!  Continue Reading


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