I’ve never really been a big chocolate cake fan, mainly because I’ve found them either way to dense and rich or dry and boring. This delightful cake is neither of these things and is an absolute cracker of a recipe.
- 250 g butter
- 4 tbs good quality cocoa1 cup water
- 1 cup sour cream or yoghurt
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tsp bicarb soda
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 2 cups sugar
- 60 g butter
- 2 tbs cocoa
- 3 tbs milk
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 cups icing sugar
- chocolate shavings (optional)
Heat butter, cocoa and water and stir until boiling.
Remove from the heat and add sugar, flour, bicarb soda, eggs and sour cream. Mix gently by hand.
Bake in a well greased and lined slice tin at 190C for 20 minutes. Allow to cool.
For the frosting, bring all ingredients except the icing sugar to the boil. Cool and add the icing sugar and mix well.
Ice the cake and sprinkle with chocolate shavings. Cut into squares and serve.