Chocolate Smarties cake
- 200g self-raising flour
- 2 level tsp baking powder
- 50g cocoa, plus 2 level tbsp for the icing
- 4 large free-range eggs
- 300g butter, softened
- 225g light soft brown sugar
- 4 tbsp milk
- 300g icing sugar
- 2 level tbsp golden syrup
- Smarties to decorate
Pre-heat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4. Line a 33 x 23cm shallow tin with baking paper.
Sift the flour, baking powder and 50g cocoa into a large bowl. Add the eggs, 225g butter, the brown sugar and 2 tbsp milk and beat until evenly mixed and creamy.
Turn into the tin and level the top. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until the top springs back when lightly pressed. Leave to cool on a wire rack.
Sift the icing sugar and remaining 2 tbsp cocoa into a bowl. Put the rest of the butter in a small pan with the golden syrup and 2 tbsp milk and heat gently until melted - don't allow it to boil. Add to the icing sugar and stir until smooth. Spread on the top of the cake and decorate with Smarties.