Blametheparents' yummy chocolate cake

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Serves: 4

By HelenMumsnet

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Ingredients

  • 175g self-raising flour

  • 300g icing sugar

  • 175g caster sugar

  • 2 tbsp milk

  • 25g cocoa powder

  • 1 1.5 tbsp cocoa

  • 1 1.5 tsp baking powder

  • 3 eggs

  • 1 for the cake:

  • 1 for the icing:

  • 3 tbsp hot water

  • 175g butter

  • 75g butter

Method

<p>For the cake:</p> <ol> <li>Preheat oven to 180C/Gas Mark 4</li> <li>Blend cocoa and hot water and leave to cool.</li> <li>Once cool, add all remaining cake ingredients to bowl and beat well.</li> <li>Divide between 2 7-inch sandwich tins and bake in oven for 25 minutes.</li> </ol> <p>For the icing:</p> <ol> <li>Melt the butter, add the cocoa and stir over a low heat for one minute.</li> <li>Remove from heat and stir in the milk and icing sugar.</li> <li>Beat well and allow to cool a little.</li> <li>Use icing to sandwich the two cakes together and then cover the outside, too.</li> <li>Decorate the cake with smarties, maltesers, M&amp;Ms, chocolate buttons etc.</li> </ol>

Additional Information

  • Vegetarian

  • Cake/Dessert

  • Kids can help

  • Make Ahead

  • Can Freeze

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