I have been wondering whether or not I should post this recipe for the last couple of days. Its not a bad recipe but it isn't an absolute favourite. But I figure since most of the kids enjoyed it, there would be other people who enjoy it also. It certainly is an easy cake to whip up, so that counts for a lot as well, but I don't know, it isn't a "chocolate, chocolate cake" if you know what I mean. I'm not sure whether more cocoa would make it better or not. I think next time I make it (yes there will be a next time lol) I may add some chocolate cream in the middle just to give it that little bit more oomph.
This I think could be called "The Chocolate Cake for When You Don't Feel Like Chocolate Cake" lol. It is such a subtle flavour that it barely rates on the chocolate scale, but having said that the cake itself is nice and moist. I made this cake about 4 or 5 times now, so that proves that it isn't that bad. Each time it has only lasted a couple of days so the kids definitely don't hate it.
Ok onto the recipe......
BOILED CHOCOLATE CAKE
1 cup Water
2 teaspoons Cocoa
1 1/2 cups Sugar
125 grams Butter
1 1/2 cups Self Raising Flour
1/2 teaspoon Bicarb Soda
Place sugar, water, butter, cocoa and bicarb soda into a medium sized saucepan and stir over a low heat until the butter has melted.
Bring to the boil and simmer for 5 minutes.
Remove from heat and leave to cool.
When mixture has cooled stir in the beaten eggs and Self Raising Flour. Beat well.
Pour into a greased and lined cake tin and bake in a moderate oven for 1 hour.Cool in tin for 5 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
Ice as you like.