Chocolate Cake

Chocolate Cake

Ingredients

 
1 cup sugar
½ cup milk
125g melted butter
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1/3 cup of boiling water
1 egg
2 tablespoons cocoa
pinch of salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 ½ cups sifted flour
 
Method
 
Grease a medium sized cake tin with butter. Take care that you do this thoroughly. Pay attention to the bottom and corners, so that the cake will come out of the tin without breaking.
Put all the ingredients into a bowl in the order listed, starting with the sugar, egg and milk. Do not mix until you have added the boiling water.
Mix well with a beater until the mixture is smooth.
Put the mixture into your well greased cake tin and bake in a moderate oven at 150-175°C (300-350°F) for about 45 minutes.
When baked, turn out onto a cake rack covered with a clean cloth.
Leave to cool then ice.