So with this awful weather we've been having in Dublin the last few weeks, I've been craving chocolate like nobodies business. I've been trying to be real good of late but its really hard when you get in from work and its lashing rain. Its cold and its miserable out. Sunday we were all meeting up in my mam's house for tea. So I decided to make a big dirty chocolate cake for the offering. Chocolate addiction runs in my family haha well it is full of girls after all. It wasn't to hard, this recipe is quick and easy. My brother if he got of his arse from the xbox would be able to do it so anyone can ;)
For the cake
2 cups caster sugar
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1 cup boiling water
Chocolate Fudge Frosting
1/3 cup (80ml) Water
1/2 (110g) Caster Sugar
1 1/2 (240g) Icing Sugar
1/3 Cup Cocoa Powder
Combine Butter, Water and Caster Sugar
Stir over heat without boiling until sugar dissolves
Sieve icing sugar and cocoa powder together
Gradually stir in hot butter mixture a little at a time.
When all is mixed in put in the fridge for 20 minutes.
When you take it out of the fridge give it a good mixing.
Pour a little on top of one of the cakes and carefully put the other half on top.
And there you have it a Chocoholic's dream come true, A big dirty chocolate cake!