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Chocolate Cake

Ingredients
  Eggs 3
  Butter/Margarine 170 Gram, around 6 ounce
  Powdered sugar 170 Gram, around 6 ounce
  Cocoa 1 Tablespoon
  Chocolate powder 1 Tablespoon
  Self raising flour 140 Gram, around 5 oz
  Vanilla essence 1 Teaspoon
  Milk 3 Ounce, measuring around 1/2 a teacup
  Chocolate butter icing 2 Tablespoon, for decoration
  Chocolate glace icing 2 Tablespoon, for decoration
  Walnuts 1 Tablespoon, for decoration
  Silver balls 1 Tablespoon, for decoration
  Cherries 1 Tablespoon, for decoration
Directions

Grease and dust a 200 mm. (8") diameter tin.
Sieve the flour, chocolate powder and cocoa together.
In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar very well.
When light and creamy, add eggs, one at a time, beating each time thoroughly.
Fold in all the flour very lightly.
Add milk until the mixture forms a dropping consistency.
Add the vanilla essence.
Pour the mixture into the prepared tin.
Bake in a hot oven at 400°F. for 10 minutes. Thereafter reduce the temperature to 300°F. and bake further for 15 minutes.
Cool the cake and divide into two parts horizontally.
Apply the chocolate butter icing to the top of one of the cake pieces and place the second piece on top.
Spread the glace icing on all sides of the cake and the top.
If you like, decorate by piping a little butter icing. Decorate with walnuts, cherries and silver balls.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Milk Product
Interest: 
Party

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