Children's Chocolate Slab Cake

Children's Chocolate Slab Cake
55 min.


for 1 cake
For the cake
½ cup cocoa powder
cup boiling water
¾ teaspoon baking soda
4 eggs
2 cups dark brown sugar
¾ cup sunflower oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1.333 cups self-rising flour (sifted)
For the decoration
1 cup plain Chocolate (70% cocoa solids)
3 tablespoons cream
colored sugar sprinkles
colored Chocolate bean
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Preparation steps

Step 1/6
For the cake: heat the oven to 180°C (160° fan) 350°F gas 4. Grease and line a 23cm x 30cm|9" x 12" baking tin.
Step 2/6
Mix the cocoa with the boiling water. Stir in the bicarbonate of soda and set aside to cool.
Step 3/6
Whisk the eggs, sugar, oil and vanilla in a mixing bowl until blended. Stir in the flour and the cocoa mixutre until smooth.
Step 4/6
Pour into the tin and bake for 30-40 minutes until risen and firm to the touch. Cool in the tin for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool.
Step 5/6
for the decoration: melt the chocolate with the cream in a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering (not boiling) water. Stir until smooth and spread over the cool cake.
Step 6/6
Scatter with the sprinkles and chocolate beans and leave to set.