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Chocolate Cake

Chocolate Cake from the Edmonds Cookery Book


175 g butter, softened

1 cup sugar

3 eggs

3 tablespoons cocoa

1/2 cup boiling water

2 cups Edmonds plain baking flour

1 teaspoon Edmonds baking powder


Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy

Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition

Dissolve cocoa in the boiling water

Sift flour and baking powder together

Add to creamed mixture alternately with cocoa mixture

Pour mixture into a greased and lined 22 cm round cake tin

Bake at 180C for 45-50 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched

Leave in tin for 10 minutes before turning out onto a cooling rack

When cold ice with Chocolate Icing or dust with icing sugar if desired


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