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Chocolate Smartie Cake

2015-05-05

Recipe Info

  • Yield : 1 cake
  • Prep Time : 25m
  • Cook Time : 40m
  • Ready In : 1:05 h

Ingredients

  • 75g cocoa powder
  • 200ml boiling water
  • 3 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
  • 4 eggs
  • 370g brown sugar
  • 180ml Cooking Oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 275g Self-Raising Flour
  • FOR THE DECORATION
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 50g butter
  • 2 tablespoons golden syrup
  • 300g icing sugar
  • Smarties and sprinkles

Method

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 180°C. Grease and line a 9x12 inch rectangular baking tin.

Step 2

Mix the cocoa with boiling water. Stir in the bicarbonate of soda and set aside to cool.

Step 3

Whisk the eggs, sugar, Cooking Oil and vanilla essence in a mixing bowl until blended. Stir in the Self-Raising Flour and cocoa mixture until smooth.

Step 4

Pour into the tin and bake for 30- 40 minutes until risen and firm to the touch. Cool in the tin for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

Step 5

For the icing, melt the butter and golden syrup together with 1 tablespoon water. Beat in the icing sugar, to make a smooth icing. Add a little extra boiling water if needed. Spread over the cake.

Step 6

Scatter the top of the cake with sprinkles and smarties. Leave to set before slicing into squares.

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