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Nana Doug's Chocolate Cake

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr
Servings: 8
Author: Lauren


  • 3 oz 85g butter
  • 2 tablespoons of cocoa
  • 6 oz 175g castor sugar
  • 6 oz 175g self raising Flour
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ teaspoons vanilla essence
  • ½ cup of milk
  • 2 Tablespoons of Cocoa
  • ½ Cup of Icing Mixture
  • 1 Teaspoon of Butter
  • 3 - 4 Table spoons of boiling water


  • Preheat your oven to 170 degrees (fan forced) and line the base of a loaf tin.
  • Melt the butter in the microwave and set aside to cool slightly.
  • Sift flour and cocoa into the bowl of an electric mixer, then add all the other ingredients.
  • Beat for approximately 4 minutes until ingredients have all combined and the mixture is smooth.
  • Pour into the cake tin and bake for 35 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  • Allow cake to cool in the tin for five minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Chocolate Icing:
  • Place Cocoa, Icing Mixture and Butter/Marg into a small bowl
  • Start by adding 2 tablespoons of boiling water to bowl and mixing together using a spoon
  • Continue to add water until desired consistency is achieved - icing should still be thick enough to easily spread over cake without running everywhere