Gran Green’s Chocolate Cake

Ingredients

150g self raising flour

180g soft margarine

3 large eggs

3 tbsp boiling water

180g sugar

85g drinking chocolate (not cocoa)

 

Chocolate butter icing:

200g icing sugar

110g soft butter

30g drinking chocolate

2 tsp instant coffee melted in a little boiling water

Crumbled chocolate flake

Preheat oven to 160°C/Gas 3

Method

Put all of the ingredients together into a mixing bowl. Beat together well for 2 minutes.  Put into 2 x 18cm greased and bottom lined cake tins and bake for approximately 30 minutes.  Be careful not to over cook. When cooked, remove from oven and turn onto a wire rack. To make the chocolate butter icing, cream the butter to soften, add the icing sugar and drinking chocolate and beat all the ingredients together until the icing is light in texture and finally beat in the instant coffee. Put half of the chocolate butter icing in the cake and half on top. Crumble chocolate flake on top to decorate.

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