This recipe for Chocolate Slab Cake with buttermilk icing is large enough to satisfy a crowd – serve with ice cream or creme fraiche

500ml Sugar
500ml Self-Raising Flour
2ml Salt
250g Margarine
250ml Water
100ml Cocoa Powder
3 Eggs – beaten
125ml Buttermilk
5ml Vanilla Essence
5ml Bicarbonate of Soda


250g Icing Sugar
100ml Cocoa Powder
60ml Melted Butter
75ml Buttermilk

How to
Pre-heat oven to 180 C

Grease & flour a large pan or oven roasting dish & line with baking parchment

Sift flour, bicarb & salt in a large mixing bowl

Mix in the sugar

Heat margarine, water and cocoa to boiling point in saucepan

Beat eggs together, add buttermilk and vanilla

Pour hot butter mixture over the dry ingredients and mix well

Add the egg mixture and mix until smooth

Pour into prepared pan and bake for about 30 minutes


Mix all together well

Pour over hot cake in pan

Leave to cool completely then cut into squares

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