It's June! The month of sweet warm Spring weather. So waking up to a gloomy June day made me feel like baking this cake to lift my spirits a bit! The lovely spices in this cake help to create warmth and dept and enhance the chocolate flavour.Ingredients:
- 340g sugar
- 200g butter / margarine
- 300g flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 4 eggs
- 100g dark chocolate, melted
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp mixed spice
- pinch ground cloves
- pinch salt
- 240ml milk
- 25g chocolate chips (optional)
- Chocolate frosting (optional)
Cream margarine and sugar until fluffy.
Blend in melted chocolate and lightly beaten eggs.
Sieve salt, spices, baking powder and flour and stir in alternatively with the milk.
Place mixture in a greased or non-stick pan.
(I felt like adding some chocolate chips on top of the mixture.)
Bake in a pre-heated oven at 180 degrees / gas mark 4 for about 45mins.
Your kitchen should by now be smelling of lovely spices and chocolate :)
Transfer the cake to a wire rack and let to cool.
Once cool you can cover cake with chocolate butter icing.
I decided to cover it with Betty Crocker Rich & Creamy Chocolate Fudge Icing.