Quick buttermilk chocolate cake



Ingredients 15
Servings 16-20
Time 25 min

Ingredients

  • 500
    ml
    self-raising flour
  • 2
    ml
    salt
  • 2
    ml
    ground cinnamon
  • 500
    ml
    sugar
  • 250
    g
    butter or margarine
  • 250
    ml
    water
  • 80
    ml
    cocoa powder
  • 125
    ml
    buttermilk
  • 2
    eggs
  • 5
    ml
    bicarbonate of soda
  • 5
    ml
    vanilla essence
  • 250
    g
    icing sugar
  • 125
    ml
    cocoa powder
  • 75
    g
    butter
  • 80
    ml
    buttermilk
 

Method

35 min
 

Preheat the oven to 180°C. Grease a deep oven dish or 20 x 30 cm roasting pan.

1. Cake: Sift flour, salt and cinnamon and add sugar.

2. Bring the butter or margarine, water and cocoa powder to boiling point in a small saucepan. Remove from the heat and leave to cool. Pour over the dry ingredients.

3. Whisk the eggs, buttermilk, bicarbonate of soda and essence. Add to the dry ingredients. Mix until smooth.

4. Spoon batter into the pan. Bake for about 35 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean.

5. Topping: Heat the ingredients until melted and well combined. Pour over the cake as it comes out of the oven. Leave to cool.

 

 

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