It’s #LetsLunch Birthday Time
A quick, easy and TOTALLY delightful glazed chocolate birthday cake, perfect for those days when you’re simply in a hurry!
Servings Prep Time
16serves 10minutes
Cook Time
30minutes
Servings Prep Time
16serves 10minutes
Cook Time
30minutes
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (350℉/Gas 4). Grease and line a rectangular baking tin, approximately 32 x 22 x 4 cm (12 3/4 x 8 1/2 x 1 1/2 inches).
  2. In a large bowl, combine the flour and sugar with a wooden spoon. In a small saucepan combine the water, cocoa, oil and butter. Heat until combined and the butter is melted. Add the warm mixture to the dry ingredients and stir until combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together the eggs, buttermilk, vanilla and bicarbonate of soda. Add to the flour and butter mixture in the large bowl and mix well until combined.
  4. Pour into the prepared tin and bake for 20 – 30 minutes or until cooked through and a skewer in the middle comes out clean.
  5. While the cake is in the oven, prepare the icing by melting the butter and mixing with the buttermilk and cocoa. Stir well to combine. Add the icing sugar, mixing well until the icing is smooth. As soon as the cake is removed from the oven, pour the icing over the top.