As a child this is my birthday memory. Forget the presents, forget the parties. If you didn’t get one of these cakes it just wasn’t a birthday.
This is Birthday time of the year in our house with 1 just past in September and 2 coming up in November there is plenty of baking to be done. All our cakes are based on this recipe though my kids are going through the more complicated cake the better stage. Thankfully Daddymac is the arty type and he takes charge of piping and all the final details.
If you’re looking for a simple cake that is simply delicious here it is.
I’ve been asked for this recipe a few times lately so get baking girls 😉
Granny Annie’s Chocolate Cake.
8oz Caster Sugar
8oz Soft Margarine
7oz Self Raising Flour
Cream the sugar and margarine and add the eggs, then gradually the flour and cocoa.
Pour into 2 tins and bake for 30 minutes at 180C.
4oz icing sugar
1 Tablespoon of milk
100gms Bournville Chocolate melted.
Cream margarine and Icing Sugar, add milk and chocolate.
Sandwich cake with a little and use the rest for the top.
Decorate as necessary.
(Try not to eat it all yourself 😉 )
If you want a nice plain sponge just leave out the cocoa and add another oz of flour instead then sandwich together with jam, top with jam and coconut or use fresh cream to decorate if preferred.