This cake is really nice and the use of 3 eggs gives it an excellent rise. I grated a Twix (a two finger chocolate bar) on mine, which works really well because you have the chocolate, biscuit and caramel in shards on the top, however this is not necessary and you can put anything on top, but try not to grate your fingertips as this will detract from the taste. I am very careless with a grater!
7 oz self raising flour
5 and half oz sugar
2 teaspoons of baking powder
2 tablespoons of cocoa powder
100 ml milk
100 ml vegetable oil
4 oz Icing sugar
1 tablespoon of cocoa powder
1 tablespoon of drinking chocolate. (you can use 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder if you fancy and eliminate the drinking chocolate. This will give you a more bitter taste, but I have kids so I use the drinking chocolate as it gives the icing a sweeter taste)
1 tablespoon of soft butter or margarine
A few tablespoons of water
Preheat the oven at 150 c. Sieve the flour, cocoa powder and baking powder into a bowl. Add the sugar, beaten eggs, oil and milk and beat very well until mixed thoroughly. Fold for a minute or so to get some air into the batter.
Grease two medium sized round cake tins and line with baking paper. Pour in the cake batter equally and put into the oven for 25 minutes. Check they are cooked after this time by inserting a knife in the centre. Comes out clean it’s done, comes out sticky it’s not and needs another 5 minutes or thereabouts. Leave to cool in the tins and turn out onto a wire rack after 15 minutes to cool completely.
To make the butter Icing. Put the Icing sugar, drinking chocolate, cocoa powder and the butter into a bowl. Add a tablespoon of water and beat together. Add a teaspoon of water at a time, but not too much as the icing sugar will soak up the water very quickly, and if you’re not careful, you will have runny butter icing that will just skim off the top when you spread it on the cake and you’ll be swearing your head off!
When the butter icing is thick but spreadable, (a bit like my midriff), sandwich the two cakes together and spread the rest on top. Now grate a Twix chocolate bar on the top of the cake and eat it all in one go!