Chocolate Smarties cake

Chocolate Smarties cake

Sure to be a hit with the kids and chocoholics.

By , 21 September 2015

(25 votes)

Chocolate Smarties cake
  • 1 Hour 10 Mins

  • Serves: 12

  • Price: 44p per serving

Nutritional Info
Each 133g serving contains
  • Energy

    2215KJ

    529KCAL

    26%
  • Fat

    26.6g

    high

    38%
  • Saturates

    15.7g

    high

    78%
  • Sugars

    51.7g

    high

    57%
  • Salt

    0.9g

    med

    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.