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What you need:

  • 150g/5oz Odlums Self Raising Flour
  • 75g/3oz Plain Chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons Honey
  • 125g/4oz Butter or Margarine
  • 75g/3oz Shamrock Golden Caster Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 50g/2oz Cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon Odlums Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Goodall's Vanilla Essence
  • 150ml/¼pt Milk

Icing

  • 50g/2oz Plain Chocolate
  • 3 tablespoons Water
  • 2 tablespoons Butter
  • 225g/8oz Icing Sugar

How to:

  1. Preheat oven to 175°C/350°F/Gas 4. Grease and line a 20cm/8" cake tin.
  2. Put the chocolate and honey into a bowl and place over a pan of hot water. Stir until chocolate is melted, then leave to cool.
  3. Cream butter/margarine and sugar together. Beat in the chocolate mixture, then the eggs.
  4. Sieve the flour, cocoa and baking powder together. Stir into the mixture with the vanilla essence and the milk.
  5. Transfer to the prepared tin and bake for about 40 minutes. Turn onto a wire tray.
  6. When cake is cool, make the icing by melting the chocolate with the water in a saucepan over a low heat. Remove from heat, add the butter, when butter is melted beat in the sugar.
  7. Spread icing over the cake and make a swirl design with a knife.
granny's chocolate cake

Granny’s Chocolate Cake

Category

Cakes

Cook Time

40 mins

What you need:

  • 150g/5oz Odlums Self Raising Flour
  • 75g/3oz Plain Chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons Honey
  • 125g/4oz Butter or Margarine
  • 75g/3oz Shamrock Golden Caster Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 50g/2oz Cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon Odlums Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Goodall's Vanilla Essence
  • 150ml/¼pt Milk

Icing

  • 50g/2oz Plain Chocolate
  • 3 tablespoons Water
  • 2 tablespoons Butter
  • 225g/8oz Icing Sugar

How to:

  1. Preheat oven to 175°C/350°F/Gas 4. Grease and line a 20cm/8" cake tin.
  2. Put the chocolate and honey into a bowl and place over a pan of hot water. Stir until chocolate is melted, then leave to cool.
  3. Cream butter/margarine and sugar together. Beat in the chocolate mixture, then the eggs.
  4. Sieve the flour, cocoa and baking powder together. Stir into the mixture with the vanilla essence and the milk.
  5. Transfer to the prepared tin and bake for about 40 minutes. Turn onto a wire tray.
  6. When cake is cool, make the icing by melting the chocolate with the water in a saucepan over a low heat. Remove from heat, add the butter, when butter is melted beat in the sugar.
  7. Spread icing over the cake and make a swirl design with a knife.
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