So moist, so chocolatey. A must for us Chocoholics!
This would make a lovely Children’s Birthday Cake, you could make it more colourful by putting Smarties on it.
200g self-raising flour
2 tsp baking powder
50g cocoa powder, plus 2 level Tbsp for the frosting
4 large eggs
300g butter, softened
225g light brown sugar
4 Tbsp milk
300g icing sugar
2 Tbsp golden syrup
Chocolate buttons, Smarties or Sugar sprinkles to decorate
Preheat the oven to 180C/gas mark 4
Line a 33 by 23 baking tin with parchment paper
Sift the flour, baking powder and 50g of cocoa powder into a large bowl. Add the eggs, 225g of the butter, brown sugar and2 Tbsp of milk and beat until evenly mixed and creamy.
Pour into the prepared tin and level the top.
Bake for 35-40 minutes or until the top springs back when lightly pressed.
Leave to cool for 10 minutes in the tin before turning out onto a cooling rack.
Sift the icing sugar and remaining 2 Tbsp of cocoa powder into a bowl.
Put the rest of the butter in a small pan with the golden syrup and 2 Tbsp of milk and heat gently until melted – do not allow to boil.
Add to the icing sugar and stir until smooth.
Spread on top of the cake and decorate with Chocolate buttons, Smarties or Sugar sprinkles.