Friday, March 02, 2007
175g plain flour
50g cocoa powder
1 heaped teaspoon baking powder
1 heaped teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
2 tablespoons black treacle
75g caster sugar
150mls vegetable oil
Grease 2 20cm cake tins, line with greaseproof paper (to make it easier to get cake out).Preheat oven to 170C/325F/Gas mark 3. Sift flour,cocoa,baking powder and bicarb. Whisk all ingredients together until smooth. Divide mixture betwwen 2 tins; cook for 20-25 minutes. Once cooked and becoming just firm remove from oven, leave for 10 minutes before turning out. Cool and fill to your own taste. Whipped cream or butter icing is nice.
I know it may seem unusual to use cooking oil but it works!