Sian's chocolate cake

The recipe was given to me by my friend Sian ages ago, and I've made it lots of times since.
It's a lovely moist chocolate cake, which uses oil instead of butter or margarine. It keeps well .

190g plain flour
2 level tbspns cocoa
1 level tspn bicarb
1 level tspn baking powder
150g caster sugar
2 tbspn golden syrup
2  eggs [beaten]
150ml veg. oil
150ml milk

50g butter or marg
4 level tbpns cocoa [sieved]
3 tbspns milk
150g icing sugar

Preheat oven 160C/gas3/325F

Grease and base-line 2 x20cm sandwich tins.

Put all the dry ingredients into a bowl then make a well in the centre and add the oil, eggs, syrup and milk. Beat it well and pour into the sandwich tins. It's a very runny batter.
Bake for 30-35 mins then turn onto a wire rack, remove paper and leave to cool.

Icing - melt the butter or marg in a pan, add the cocoa, stir well, and cook gently for about 1 minute. Then stir in the milk and icing sugar, take off the heat, mix well and leave to thicken, stirring occasionally.
Sandwich the cakes with half the icing and smooth the rest on the top.

I find this too much icing, so I only make half the amount of icing and put it in the middle.


Suelle said…
I love this cake, snowy. It's much nicer than a chocolate Victoria Sandwich, IMO. The version I use is many years old (20?)and uses black treacle instead of golden syrup. I first saw it on an old TV programme - Food and Drink - when Michael Barry was on the show
Looks lovely and moist. Recipe seems nice and easy too - winner!
Rhyleysgranny said…
Interesting recipe with the oil. It looks lovely cake.
Looks delicious Snowy!
Snowy said…
Thank you for your kind comments.
This recipe must be about the same age as yours, Suelle. Maybe Sian got it from the same programme!

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