How to make it

  • If you don't have self raising flour, use plain flour with 1 heaped teaspoon of baking powder added to it.
  • Preheat the oven to 350F.
  • Butter a 20cm/8" cake tin.
  • Line the base with baking paper.
  • Put the butter, sugar, water, cocoa and baking soda in a saucepan and bring to the boil, stirring constantly.
  • It will bubble up and, be prepared to take it off the stove mmediately. after it boils
  • Set aside to cool.
  • Beat the eggs in a large bowl.
  • Sift in a bit of the flour and then mix in some of the chocolate.
  • Continue until all the flour and chocolate are incorporated.
  • Blend well but don't over mix cake..
  • Pour into the prepared cake tin and bake for 45 minutes or until tested done.
  • Cool on a wire rack.
  • Ice with your favourite icing or leave un-iced.
  • To make a larger cake, use 3 eggs and double remaining ingredients.

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