150g/5oz Odlums Self Raising Flour
75g/3oz Plain Chocolate
2 tablespoons Honey
125g/4oz Margarine
75g/3oz Caster Sugar
2 Eggs
50g/2oz Cocoa
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
1 teaspoon Vanilla Essence
150ml/ 1/4 pt Milk


50g/2oz Plain Chocolate
3 tablespoons Water
2 tablespoons Butter
225g/8oz Icing Sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 175°C/350°F/Gas 4. Grease and line 20cms/8″ cake tin.
  2. Put the chocolate and honey into a bowl and place over a pan of hot water. Stir until chocolate is melted. Cool.
  3. Cream margarine and sugar together. Beat in the chocolate mixture, then the eggs.
  4. Sieve the flour, cocoa and baking powder together. Stir into the mixture with the vanilla essence and the milk.
  5. Transfer to the prepared tin and bake for about 40 minutes. Turn onto a wire tray.
  6. When cake is cool make the icing: Put the chocolate and water into a saucepan over a low heat and melt. Remove from heat, add the butter, when butter is melted beat in the sugar.
  7. Spread icing over the cake and make a swirl design with a knife.
  8. Pipe Granny’s name on cake if liked!