Chocolate smartie cake

200g self-raising flour
2tsp baking powder
50g cocoa,plus 2tbsp for the icing
4 large eggs
300g butter,softened
225g light soft brown sugar
4tbsp milk
300g icing sugar
2tsp golden syrup
smarties,to decorate

preheat oven to 180c,160c fan,gas4.Line a 33x23cm shallow tin with baking paper.Sift the flour,baking powder and 50g cocoa into a large bowl.Add the eggs,225g butter,the brown sugar and 2tbsp milk and beat until evenly mixed and creamy.Put into the tin and level the top.Bake for 35-40 mins or until top springs back when lightly pressed.Leave to cool on a wire rack.Sift the icing sugar and 2tbsp cocoa into a bowl.Put the rest of the butter in a small pan with the golden syrup and 2tbsp milk and heat gently until melted-don't boil.Add to the icing sugar and stir until smooth,spread on top of cake and decorate with smarties.


  1. The cake looks delicious. So delicious that it's distracted me from doing what I came here to do.!

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