Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 40 mins
This has been a family favourite since my children were tiny.
75g self raising flour
2 level tbsp cocoa powder
125g caster sugar
½tsp vanilla essence
for the sauce
125g soft brown sugar
75g dark chocolate
300ml hot water
Sift the flour, cocoa powder and set aside.
Place the butter and sugar in a bowl and whisk together until pale and fluffy.
Add the eggs one at at time, whisking well between.
Stir in the vanilla essence and then gently stir in the sifted flour.
Spoon the mixture into a 1 litre oven proof dish. In a heatproof jug combine the sugar, chocolate and boiling water and stir until the chocolate has completely melted.
Then pour over the cake mixture.
Cook at 190°C for 30-40min or until the cake has risen to the top and the sauce underneath.
Serve with cream or ice cream.