Friday, 28 April 2006

Granny's Quick Chocolate Cake


4 oz / 125 g soft margarine
4 oz / 125 g castor sugar
3½ oz / 100 g self-raising flour
1 oz / 30 g cocoa powder
2 beaten eggs
½ level teaspoon baking powder can be added if necessary

FILLING & TOPPING (butter icing)
4 oz / 125 g butter
3½ oz / 100 g icing sugar
1 oz / 30 g drinking chocolate powder (e.g. Cadbury's), not cocoa powder
a few drops of vanilla essence
chocolate (dark / milk / buttons &c)

Cream the margarine, sugar together
Add the eggs and flour / cocoa mixture alternatively
Bake in an 8" / 20 cm round baking tin at 160 C / 320 F for about 25 minutes
When cool, cut cake horizontally and fill with half of the butter icing (see filling & topping).  Spread the other half of the butter icing over the top of the cake and sprinkle with grated chocolate or similar


pharmolo said...

Looks delicious. Folds arms and looks away. No...i will not crave chocolate cake...or Mary Macleod's fruit cake which is more my line...much more my line...oh might just sneak another look........
Comment from peguera1 - 27/04/06 23:00

pharmolo said...

Help!!! I am trying to lose weight and this looks so good!!!!   Eve
Comment from mllevl - 28/04/06 12:42

pharmolo said...

YUM! I think I'll give it a try! Wish me luck. Thanks for sharing. I love to try new deserts.    Rhonda
Comment from yankeygr - 27/04/06 23:58

amy122389 said...

That cake looks so good, but what I'm really coveting is that dessert plate...LOL