Chocolate Fudge Cake


4tbsp Cocoa powder (unsweetened)
4oz Butter
120ml oil
250ml water
350g Caster sugar
225g Self raising flour
2 eggs
120ml Milk
½tsp Bicarbonate of soda
5ml Vanilla essence
For the icing:
60ml Cocoa powder (unsweetened)
100g Butter
60ml Evaporated milk
450g icing sugar
1tsp Vanilla essence
100g Plain chocolate

Place the cocoa, butter, oil and water into a pan and bring to the boil. Remove from the heat and stir in the sugar and flour. Beat together the eggs, milk, bicarbonate of soda and vanilla essence, then add to the mixture in the pan. Pour into a greased lined 2lb cake tin and bake in a preheated oven at 180ºc/350ºf/Gas mark 4 for 1¼ hours until well risen and springy to the touch.

Turn out onto a wire rack to cool. To make the icing, bring all the ingredients to the boil in a medium sized pan. Beat until smooth, then pour over the cake whilst still warm. Leave to set.