Sunday, November 22, 2009

Bar one cake


45 ml cocoa
80 ml boiling water
150 g butter or margarine
200 g castor sugar (250ml)
3 extra large eggs
300 g cake flour (500ml)
10 ml baking powder
3 ml bicarbonate of soda
2 ml salt
250 ml buttermilk or plain yoghurt


55 g Bar One chocolate, broken into pieces
100 g Albany chocolate, broken into pieces
100 ml fresh cream
45 ml butter or margarine

Preheat oven at 180°. Line a 20cm spring form pan with baking paper and spray with non stick cooking spray.
Mix cocoa powder and boiling water until smooth and set aside to cool. Cream butter and sugar until light and creamy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well. Add cocoa powder mixture. Sift dry ingredients and add alternately with buttermilk to creamed mixture. Spoon into prepared pan. Bake in preheated oven for 40 to 50 minutes. Remove and allow to cool in pan for 10 minutes before removing to wire rack.
For the icing place all ingredients in a glass bowl. Place in microwave on medium for 2-4 minutes stirring every minute until completely melted. Spoon over cooled cake and allow to set

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