Wicked Chocolate Cake

Serves:  12



3/4 Cup Caster Sugar

4 Tbl. (60g) Flora Light margarine

3/4 Cup Boiling Water

1 1/4 Cups Self-Raising Flour

1/2 tsp. Bicarb Soda

1/4 Cup Cocoa

2 Egg Whites

Cooking Spray or Grease-Proof Paper


3/4 Cup Icing Sugar

1 Tbl. Cocoa

1-1 1/2 Tbl. Skim Milk


In a medium size mixing bowl completely dissolve sugar and margarine in boiling water.

Sift flour, bicarb soda and cocoa into bowl in one go, using an electric beater beat together 1 minute, add egg whites and beat 30 seconds more.  Pour batter into your prepared baking tin.

You could use cooking spray, but I line a loaf tin with baking paper and bake in the oven at 180C for approximately 30 minutes.  Annette coats a microwave round ring dish (6 cup) and places it in the centre of the microwave.  For a 650 watt cook 6 minutes on HIGH.  For a 1000 watt cook 4 minutes on HIGH.  For a 1200 watt cook 3 minutes 40 seconds on HIGH.  Leave in microwave 2 minutes then remove, turn out on cake rack to cool.

Once the cake has cooled, place all icing ingredients into a small mixing bowl and combine well.  Spread icing evenly over the top of the cake.

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Nutritional Information (per slice):


Fat     Total                                                     3.0g                      2.9g

Saturated                                            0.7g                     0.7g

Fibre                                                                 0.7g                     0.6g

Protein                                                             2.5g                      2.4g

Carbs                                                               32.0g                   23.2g

Sugar                                                               21.2g                    12.6g

Sodium                                                          160mg                 157mg

Kilojules                                          676 (cals 161)   531 (cals 126)

GI Rating                                                   Medium              Medium