5 from 1 vote
The Boyfriend Cake
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
1 hr
 
Servings: 12
Author: Shades of CInnamon
Ingredients
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 t baking powder
  • 1 1/2 t bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 t salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 t vanilla extract
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • CHOCOLATE FROSTING
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3 cups icing sugar
  • 2/3 cup cocoa
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Heat the oven to 175ºC/350ºF.
  2. Grease and line with paper 2 x 8in baking pans
  3. Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  4. Add eggs, milk, oil, and vanilla.
  5. Beat for 2 minutes on medium speed.
  6. Stir in boiling water. Please note the batter is very thin.
  7. Pour into prepared baking pans.
  8. Bake for 30-35 minutes.
  9. Cool in pans for 10 minutes before removing onto a wire rack.
  10. CHOCOLATE FROSTING
  11. Melt butter and stir in the cocoa whilst on the stove.
  12. Add icing sugar and milk alternately, beating on medium speed to spreading consistency.
  13. Add more milk if necessary.
  14. If you would like a pour on chocolate sauce - keep the mixture on the stove until it becomes soft and then pour over the cake. This sets quite hard.