I made this ooey, gooey, deliciously indulgent chcoolate cake for a very good friend of mine’s birthday. Needless to say, it was gobbled up before the end of the evening!
175g caster sugar
75g light brown sugar
125g dark chocolate
1 tbsp golden syrup
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
100g plain flour
½ tsp baking powder
2 tbsp cocoa powder
In a saucepan, place the butter, both sugars, chocolate and golden syrup and melt gently on a low heat until it is smooth and lump-free.
In a separate bowl, sift the flour, cocoa powder and baking powder. Once the wet mixture has cooled down, add to the dry mix and beat using an electric beater. Add in the eggs and vanilla extract and beat until mixture is smooth. Do not over mix! Pour the mixture into a greased and lined 9inch cake tin.
Bake in oven at 200oC for about 25-30 mins.
When a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out 1/3 clear, take the cake out the oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool.
My preference is to serve this warm with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream! Also featured on Groupon.