chocolate cake


200g self raising flour
2 level tsp baking powder
50g cocoa
4 large eggs (mixed)
225g butter or spread
225g light soft brown sugar
2 tbsp milk

2 level tbsp cocoa
75g butter or spread
300g icing sugar
2 tbsp milk
2 level tbsp golden syrup
Packet of smarties

Preheat oven 180C/160CFan Gas 4
Line a 33 x 23cm shallow tin with baking paper
Sift the flour, baking powder and cocoa into a large bowl
Add the the rest of the ingredients
Whisk until evenly mixed and creamy
Pour into the tin and level top
Bake for 35-40 mins or until your testing stick comes out clean
Leave to cool in the tin for 5 mins, then leave to cool on a wire rack

Sift the icing sugar and remaining 2 tbsp cocoa into a bowl
Put the butter in a small pan with golden syrup and milk
Heat gently until melted ( do not allow it to boil)
Add the icing sugar and stir until smooth
Spread on top of the cake and then decorate with smarties.

chocolate cake

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12 thoughts on “CHOCOLATE SMARTIE CAKE…”

    1. It’s a big recipe this. I made it on Saturday ready to bring some to Dad and made up a picnic for my son and his partner with some of it. Gave some out at home before I came to Dads. Brought half of it here with me and still have another half of it left at home so I can soon send you a piece Tom :))


  1. Wonderful…it also brings back happy memories. I used to make my children a Chocolate Smartie Cake and they loved it:)

    However, I don’t think the cakes I baked were quite as good as this one.xx


    1. I’m sure they were janet, but it’s funny it should remind you of when you made it with your children as when I made this chocolate one on Sunday night my son (who’s 32) and my sons girlfiend (who’s 28) were in the kitchen and what did they ask for when I’d finished putting the mixture in the tin?

      You guessed it, the bowl to lick, like they used to when they were young :))


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