1 cup water
1¼ cups caster sugar
½ cup cocoa
½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
200g dark chocolate
1¼ cups self raising flour, sifted
2 eggs, lightly beaten
Chocolate & cream cheese frosting
125g icing sugar
15g cocoa powder
100g cream cheese
125g unsalted butter
160g dark chocolate
Chocolate Cake Method
Preheat oven to 190ºC conventional or 170ºC fan forced.
Line a 20cm cake pan base with baking paper and lightly grease sides of pan.
Combine water, sugar, butter, cocoa and bicarbonate of soda in medium saucepan. Stir over heat without boiling, until sugar dissolves. Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 2 min. Pour over chocolate and stir. Cool to room temperature (approx. 30 min). Add flour and egg and beat until just combined. Pour into pan and bake for 40 min. Cool in pan 10 min then turn onto cooling rack. Drizzle over chocolate icing.
Chocolate & cream cheese frosting Method
Paddle cream cheese and butter until smooth. Add slowly sifted sugar and cocoa. Beat. Pour in chocolate.