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Very chocolatey cake

An indulgent chocolate cake that kids can make for a friend's birthday or as a family treat

  • Prep: 35 mins
    Cook: 25 mins
  • Serves 6
  • Easy
  • Serves 6
  • Easy
  • Calories 235
  • Carbohydrates 22
  • Saturated Fat 10
  • Sugar 17
  • Protein 2
  • Fat 16
  • Fibre 0
  • Salt 0.28

Nutrition per serving

  • Calories 235
  • Carbohydrates 22
  • Saturated Fat 10
  • Sugar 17
  • Protein 2
  • Fat 16
  • Fibre 0
  • Salt 0.28

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 200g golden caster sugar
  • 200g very soft butter
  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 100g chocolate drops (milk, plain, white or a mix of all three)
  • 300g soft butter
  • 100g icing sugar
  • 400g melted plain chocolate

Method

  1. Ask a grown-up to switch the oven on to 180C/160C fan/ gas 4. Break the eggs into a small bowl and scoop out any bits of shell, then tip them into a large bowl.

  2. Put the sugar and butter in a bowl, then sift over the flour, baking powder and cocoa.

  3. Beat everything together using a wooden spoon or electric beaters, then stir in the chocolate drops.

  4. Spoon half of the mixture into each tin and smooth the tops.

  5. Ask a grown-up to bake the cakes for 20-25 mins or until risen and a skewer comes out clean. Cool in the tin for 5 mins, then turn out onto a rack.

  6. Beat the butter and icing sugar, then fold in the chocolate. Spread over the middle, sandwich the cakes together, then dust with icing sugar.