Chocolate Smarties cake

Chocolate Smarties cake

Sure to be a hit with the kids and chocoholics.

By , 21 September 2015
Chocolate Smarties cake
  • Ready in: 70 mins
  • Serves: 12
  • Price: 44p per serving
Nutritional Info
Each 133g serving contains
  • Energy 2215KJ 529KCAL
    26%
  • Fat high
    26.6g
    38%
  • Saturates high
    15.7g
    78%
  • Sugars high
    51.7g
    57%
  • Salt med
    0.9g
    15%
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g: 1665kJ/398kcal.
Ingredients
  • 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
Method
  • 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.