Easy peasy chocolate cake

Easy peasy chocolate cake

I love this chocolate cake and I have been using the same recipe for years and it never fails to disappoint, it’s so moist, indulgent and so easy to make.

Ingredients: 

175g Self-raising flour

2tbsp Cocoa powder

1tsp Bicarbonate of soda

150g Caster sugar

2 Beaten eggs

150ml Milk

150ml Sunflower oil

2 Tbsp Golden syrup

Butter Icing:

125g Butter

230g Icing sugar

3 Tbsp Cocoa powder

Milk

Method:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 180C (350F gas mark 4). Grease two 7 inch sandwich tins.
  2. Sieve the flour, bicarbonate of soda, cocoa in a large mixing bowl. Add the sugar and mix well.
  3. Make a well in the centre and add the beaten eggs, milk, oil and golden syrup (tip: put spoon in hot water before, so the syrup slides of the spoon easier).
  4. Separate mixture evenly into both sandwich tins and cook in the oven for 25-30 minuets. Use a knife to check its cooked through then transfer to cooling rack (tip: if in a rush remove a draw from your freezer and let cake cool super quick in fifteen minuets).
  5. For the butter icing cream the butter in a bowl and sieve gradually the icing sugar and cocoa mix. Add a little milk if it’s too thick.
  6. Cut off a section of the risen top on one of the cakes and put to one side, Use butter icing to sandwich cakes and a pallet knife to spread.
  7. Decorate by breaking up the left over cake and placing to the side with butter icing and add a toy digger to the top.
  8. You could use any type of chocolate pieces to decorate, but I used M&S cookie dough bites and M&S smothered honeycomb.

There you go, the easiest, effective and tastiest chocolate cake.

Happy baking!

Easy peasy chocolate cake

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