less than 2 hours later we were eating it, still ever so slightly warm. It's a chocolate cake with chocolate chips that I adapted from a Jamie Oliver cake recipe and a butter frosting in between the layers and on the top.
3 tbsp cocoa powder
1 cup sugar
7 oz butter
1 2/3 cups self-raising flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
1/2 cup butter
3 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup milk
2 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line the bases of two 8" cake tins with brown paper or parchment paper.
Mix the cocoa powder into 5 tbsp of boiling water and stir thoroughly.
In a mixer, beat the sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Add the cocoa mixture, eggs, flour and baking powder. Fold in the chocolate chips and divide the mixture evenly between the two cake tins. Bake for about 30 mins and allow to cool.
For the butter frosting, beat the butter until light and fluffy and gradually add the sugar. Slowly add the milk and vanilla extract and beat until smooth. Spread it between the two layers of cake and on the top. Add a few sprinkles to decorate.