6 extra large eggs ( room temperature) 2 and a half cups of sugar 3 cups of self raising flour 1&1/2 cups of vegetable oil 2 cups of warm water 1 cup of cocoa powder 1 teaspoon of baking soda 1 teaspoon of baking powder 2 tablespoons of vanilla essence A pinch of salt
With electric mixer, whisk eggs and sugar until light and creamy, about 3-4 minutes. Add the oil and vanilla essence, mix for few seconds, now put the cocoa powder in the warm water and stir until well combined and cocoa is completely dissolved in the warm water, pour the cocoa water and sifted dry ingredients in the bowl now mix with a spatula or spoon till well combined.
Pour into a greased deep rectangular or square baking tin and bake in a preheated oven at 190 deg, for 25- 30 minutes. Cool completely. Place in fridge covered with clingwrap and chill for half an hour.
Spread the chocolate frosting Evenly over cake, then cut into squares or rectangular slices.
This cake is rich, moist and very light and melts away in your mouth. Delicious.
The most delicious chocolate butter cream frosting
250 grams of margarine or butter ( soft to the touch ) 250 grams of icing sugar 100grams of cocoa powder 1 tablespoon of vanilla essence
With electric mixer, whisk butter in a bowl until light and creamy, about 3 minutes. Now sift in all the dry ingredients, Add the vanilla essence. Now whisk on low speed till all ingredients are well combined Whisk for another 3 minutes. Frosting done.
You may also opt for sweet vanilla whipped cream and caramel spread over slices. Deliciousness.