• 275g self-raising flour
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 200g golden caster sugar
  • 3 tbsp golden syrup
  • 3 medium free-range eggs, beaten
  • 225ml sunflower oil
  • 225ml semi-skimmed milk

For the icing

  • 150g plain chocolate
  • 150g milk chocolate
  • 225ml reduced-fat soured cream


  1. 1

    Preheat the oven to 160°C/gas mark 3. Grease 2 x 20cm cake tins and line the bases with baking parchment.

  2. 2

    Sift the flour and cocoa powder into a large bowl. Stir in the sugar and make a well in the centre. Spoon in the golden syrup.

  3. 3

    In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, sunflower oil and milk. Pour into the flour mixture and mix to a smooth batter. Divide the mixture between the 2 prepared tins and bake for 30-35 minutes, until the cakes are well risen. Turn out on to a wire rack and leave to cool.

  4. 4

    Grate 10g each of the plain and milk chocolate into a bowl and set aside. Finely chop the remaining chocolate and place in a small, heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water, making sure it doesn't touch the water, for a few minutes until melted. Remove from the heat and stir until smooth. Slowly whisk in the soured cream, then let sit for a few minutes until thick enough to spread.

  5. 5

    Spread half the icing over the top of one cake, then place the other cake on top of it and spread the remaining icing over the top. Sprinkle over the grated chocolate to decorate.

Nutritional Details

Each serving provides
  • Energy 2064kj 493kcal 25%
  • Fat 30.0g 43%
  • Saturates 10.0g 50%
  • Sugars 31.0g 34%
  • Salt 0.34g 6%

% of the Reference Intakes

Typical values per 100g: Energy 1721kj/411kcal

Each serving provides

47.4g carbohydrate 2.8g fibre 7.3g protein

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