Chocolate Cola Cake `

Ingredients:

350g/12oz Odlums Self Raising Flour
300g/11oz Caster Sugar
3 heaped tablespoons Cocoa (sieved)
Good pinch of Bread Soda
225g/8oz Butter
225ml/8fl oz Cola
125ml/4fl oz Milk
2 Eggs (beaten)
1 teaspoon Vanilla Essence

Topping

125g/4oz Butter
2 tablespoons Cola
1 1/2 heaped tablespoons Cocoa (sieved)
200g/9oz Icing Sugar

Method:

  1. Sieve flour, sugar, cocoa and bread soda into a bowl.
  2. Slowly melt butter in saucepan with the cola.
  3. In a jug, lightly beat together milk, eggs and vanilla.
  4. Add the cola and milk mixtures to the dry ingredients. Mix thoroughly but gently.
  5. Pour into a greased 24cm/9-10 inch loose base cake tin.
  6. Bake in a preheated oven at 180°C/350°F/Gas 4 for 1 hour approx.
  7. Place tin on a wire tray to cool for about 20 minutes.

Topping

  1. Put butter, cola and sieved cocoa into a saucepan and slowly melt the butter.
  2. Bring to the boil, then add in sieved icing sugar.
  3. Beat until smooth, then pour over cake while still warm.
  4. Allow to cool completely in the tin.
  5. When icing is cold, gently remove from tin.