Priscilla’s Easy and Delicious Chocolate Cake

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TRH Priscilla's Easy and Delicious Chocolate Cake

500 ml (2 cups) sugar
430 ml (1¾ cups) cake flour
180 ml (¾ cup) cocoa powder
8 ml (1½ tsp) baking powder
8 ml (1½ tsp) bicarbonate of soda
pinch of salt
2 eggs – lightly beaten
250 ml (1 cup) milk
125 ml (½ cup) vegetable oil
10 ml (2 tsp) vanilla extract
250 ml (1 cup) boiling water

Preheat oven to 180 º C.
Grease or spray 2 x 18 cm – or – 1 x 22 cm round cake pans.
Sieve the sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, bicarb and salt into a large mixing bowl.
Mix the eggs, milk, oil and vanilla extract and add to the dry ingredients.
Mix well for 2 minutes with a mixer – electric or hand.
Mix in the water (the mixture will be thin and runny, don’t panic!)
Pour mixture into prepared pans.
Bake for 30-40 minutes until bakes and a skewer comes out clean.
Leave to cool in the pans for 10 minutes.
Turn out of pans and cool completely on wire racks.
Decorate with butter icing.

Butter Icing  
90 ml butter – softened
650 ml icing sugar – sifted
125 ml cocoa powder
80 ml milk
5 ml vanilla extract
Beat butter for about 5 minutes until light and fluffy.
Add icing sugar and cocoa powder – beat to mix through thoroughly.
Add milk and vanilla extract – mix through to produce a smooth icing.

Source : Mad Martha
Prepared, tried and tested: Priscilla Huxford

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