About this recipe:This chocolate cake is very easy to make, looks good and makes people want more.
225g (8 oz) self-raising flour
225g (8 oz) butter
170g (6 oz) caster sugar
cocoa powder (as much as you want)
90g (3 oz) butter, room temperature
225g (8 oz) icing sugar
drop of vanilla extract and milk
white chocolate and milk chocolate flakes
Method Prep:20min › Cook:1hr › Ready in:1hr20min
Preheat oven to 190 C / Gas 5.
Combine flour, butter, sugar, eggs and cocoa powder and beat or use an electric whisk. Turn mixture into a greased cake tin. Bake for 1 hour in the preheated oven.
Meanwhile, make the icing by combining the butter and icing sugar. Beat until smooth. Add vanilla and stir. If needed add a teaspoon of milk at a time to achieve your desired consistency.
Cool the cake, then slice in half to make two layers. Spread a thin layer of butter icing in the middle. Add fresh fruit if desired. Place cake layer on top to make a sandwich. Spread more butter icing over the top and sides of cake.
Cut the chocolate fingers different lengths and stick along the sides of the cake till covered.
Sprinkle the white and milk chocolate shavings over the top. Serve.