Anne (Best Chocolate Cake)
A family favourite of ours for the past 40 years, this humble chocolate cake is simple and delicious.
- 4 eggs
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 cups self raising flour
- 1 cup cold water with 1/2 teaspoon of bi carb soda
- 185 grams melted butter
- 4 tablespoons cocoa
- 2 tablespoons hot water
- 1 splash vanilla essence
- 2 cups icing mixture
- 1 cup melted butter
- 2 tablespoons cocoa
- 1 splash milk
Preheat oven to 150 degrees and grease and line a 25 cm tin. Throw all ingredients into your mixing bowl…no sifting, no fussing, just throw those bastards in there.
Turn the mixer onto high for 2 minutes
Pour into the tin and bake for approx. 45 minutes or until skewer comes out clean (it took me closer to 60 mins)
Throw all the icing ingredients into the mixer and give a good mix for about 1.5 minutes. If it’s too thick just keep adding in extra splashes of milk. My cakes, like me are rarely perfect, always a little wonky.
Eat immediately. Seconds a must until that cake is gone! Anne, like most good things in life doesn’t like to stick around…she is merely a fleeting moment of pure joy.