Definitive chocolate cake

Preparation time

less than 30 mins

cooking time

30 mins to 1 hour

Serves

Serves 8


Mary Berry recipes
From Saturday Kitchen

Ingredients

  • 225g/8oz butter or margarine, softened
  • 225g/8oz caster sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 220g/7┬żoz self-raising flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 heaped tbsp cocoa powder

For the filling and topping

  • 4 tbsp apricot jam
  • whipped cream
  • a little caster sugar

Tins

  • 2 loose bottomed 20cm/8in sandwich tins, 4cm deep