Cake 1 1/3 cups water 1 1/2 cups caster sugar 160g butter chopped 25g cocoa powder 2/3 tsp bicarbonate of soda 2 cups self-raising flour 3 eggs, beaten slightly Fudge frosting 60g butter 30ml water 1/3 cup caster sugar 1/2 cup icing sugar 20g cocoa power
Combine butter, water and caster sugar and stir over heat without boiling until sugar dissolved. Sift icing sugar and cocoa into a small bowl then gradually stir in the hot butter mixture. Cover; refrigerate about 20 minutes or until frost thickens (I used to leave it overnight and it was fine). Cake Preheat oven to 180 degree, grease deep baking dish (I used a 20 x 21 square tin) Combine water, sugar, butter and combined sifted cocoa powder and soda in medium saucepan; stir over heat without boiling until sugar dissolves. Bring to boil then reduce heat; simmer, uncovered 5 minutes. Transfer to large bowl; cool to room temperature Add flour and egg to bowl, beat until mixture is smooth Pour mixture into prepared dish Bake 55 minutes, Stand cake in baking dish 10 mins then turn onto wire rack, turn top-side up to cool. Spread with fudge frosting.