So Instead of baking a round cake today, I went for a tray bake style of sponge (which is basically the same thing only baked in a rectangular tin and not a round one). I call it my 'Chocolate tray bake', only because I couldn't think of a better name at the time.
200g Self raising flour
2 tsp Baking powder
50g Cocoa powder
200g Light brown sugar
4 tbsp Milk
300g Icing sugar
2 tbsp Golden syrup
1 Tub coloured chocolate drops (smarties)
1 tsp Chocolate essence (optional)
Preheat oven to 180 degrees
Sift flour, baking powder and cocoa powder into a large bowl
Add eggs, butter, brown sugar and milk and whisk until smooth
Transfer to a lined baking tray and bake for 30-40 minutes (or until a toothpick comes out clean)
(For the icing)
Sift icing sugar and 2 more tbsp cocoa powder into a bowl
On a low heat simmer, 50g butter, 2tbsp milk, and the 2 tbsp golden syrup until the butter is melted
Once butter is melted, transfer into the icing sugar/cocoa powder mixture and stir until smooth
Once the cake is cooled, smooth the icing over the top and decorate with chocolate drops or chocolate of your choice.
Slice and enjoy.
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