Not sure which country is celebrating this wonderful sounding day today, but I’m making it my own.
To celebrate the event I needed to make a chocolate cake. I always have a well stocked store cupboard and make most things from scratch. So the making of a chocolate cake with icing without having to visit the store has been pretty easy.
8oz unsalted butter, 4oz of caster sugar, 4oz of dark brown sugar. Cream together. Add 4 beaten eggs (I always use free range mixed sized local eggs) beat the mixture. Add 6oz plain white flour, 2oz cocoa powder, 2 teaspoons of baking powder. Mix. Add 3.5oz of chopped dark block chocolate. Place in a lined tin, the shape you have. Today I used a 7in square.
Bake for about 20-25min medium heat. Check it’s cooked by sticking a skewer in the cake to check, if clean, it’s cooked.
Leave to cool a little.
While it cools enough to take out of the tin, place 3.5oz unsalted butter, 5oz icing sugar and 2oz of cocoa powder in a bowl and melt a little to aid mixing.
While the cake is still quite hot, prick with a fork all over the surface, about 2cm apart. Gently spread the icing over the hot cake so that it gently melts a little into the cake like a drizzle cake.
Eat warm as a pudding or cold as a tea time cake. Can be served with cream.