Chocolate cake



For the dough ⁣

225g/8oz Unleavened Flour⁣
350g/12½oz icing sugar⁣
85g/3oz Cocoa powder⁣
1½ tsp Baking powder⁣
1½ tsp Bicarbonate of soda⁣
2 Eggs⁣ 250ml/9fl oz Milk⁣
125ml/4½fl oz Vegetable oil⁣
2 teaspoons vanilla extract⁣
250ml/9fl oz Boiling water⁣ Nutella for the filling and chocolate syrup to decorate.⁣ ⁣


Preheat oven to 180°C/350F.⁣ ⁣ Grease two 20cm/8in pans For the cake, place all the ingredients, except for the hot water, in a mixing bowl.⁣ ⁣

Using a wooden spoon or electric mixer, mix until smooth and well combined.⁣ ⁣ Add the hot water a little at a time until smooth.⁣ ⁣ The dough will now be somewhat watery.⁣ ⁣

Divide the mixture between the two molds and cook in the oven for 25-35 minutes or until the top is firm to the touch and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.⁣ ⁣ Take the cakes out of the oven and allow them to cool completely while still in the pans.⁣ ⁣ Cake assembly.⁣ ⁣

Run a round knife around the edges of the cake to loosen them from the pan.⁣ ⁣ Carefully remove the cakes from the mold.⁣

Place a little Nutella on one of the cakes and place the other on top.⁣

Transfer the cakes to a serving plate and decorate with the remaining Nutella and chocolate syrup.

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