Chocolate Cake - Part 1 - Icing to Follow on Snapchat Thursday 8pm

This is Mary Berry's recipe I am simply spreading the love. You will love it!

You can find it here on Woman's Own.

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What you need :

1 x 6inch tin
50g cocoa powder 
12 dessertspoons boiling water
3 large eggs
50ml  milk
175g self-raising flour
1 rounded teaspoon baking powder
100g margarine
275g caster sugar 

1kg of icing sugar sifted
4 dessertspoons of cocoa powder
500g butter softened

How you do it:
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180°C/Fan 160°C/Gas 4. Grease your tin then line the base of each tin with baking parchment or grease and flour.
  2. Blend the cocoa and boiling water in a large bowl.
  3. Mix the margarine and sugar until light / fluffy.
  4. Add one egg at a time beating after each egg.
  5. Add your milk and cocoa, give a 10 second beat.
  6. Add your flour, baking powder and beat until smooth and thick.
  7. Transfer to the tin.
  8. Bake in the pre-heated oven for about 55 minutes or until well risen and the tops of the cakes spring back when lightly pressed with a finger. Leave to cool in the tins for a few minutes then turn out, peel off the parchment and finish cooling on a wire rack. 

  1. Whisk the sifted icing sugar in to the butter couple of spoonfuls at a time slowly.
  2. When all mixed add the cocoa, by now the icing will be quite stiff.
  3. Add enough milk to loosen the icing start with teaspoons at a time.