Chocolate Slab Cake Recipe

This recipe for chocolate slab cake is really quick and easy and tastes every bit as good as it looks.

This is a great recipe for a moist chocolate slab cake that needs no filling and is quick and easy to make.


225 g/ 8 oz butter

100g dark chocolate, chopped

150 ml water

300 g plain flour

2 tsp baking powder

275 g soft brown sugar

150 ml soured cream

2 eggs beaten


200g dark chocolate

6 tbsp water

3 tbsp single cream

1 tbsp butter, chilled

* Grease a 13 x 8 inch square cake tin. In a saucepan melt the butter and chocolate with the water over a low heat.

* Sieve the flour and baking powder into a mixing bowl and stir in the sugar.

* Pour the hot chocolate liquid into the bowl and then beat well until all of the ingredients are evenly mixed. Stir in the soured cream, followed by the eggs.

* Pour the mixture into the prepared tin and bake for 40-45 minutes on Gas mark 5.

* Leave the cake to cool after boling in the pan before turning out onto a wire rack. Leave to cool completely.

* To make the frosting: melt the chocolate with the water in a saucepan over a low heat, stir in the cream and remove from the heat. Stir in the chilled butter, and then pour the icing over the cake using a spatula to spread evenly.

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