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Chesham- the first Fairtrade Town in Buckinghamshire - Chocolate Spice Cake

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Chocolate Spice Cake

by David Haddock

100g Margarine

200g Fairtrade Caster Sugar

60g Fairtrade Plain Sugar

2 Free Range Eggs

1 tsp Fairtrade Cinnamon

1 tsp Fairtrade Mixed Spice

185g Self-Raising Flour

6 tbsp Milk

1 tbsp Fairtrade Honey

30g Fairtrade Mixed Peel

Topping:

50g Margarine

125g Fairtrade Icing Sugar

60g Fairtrade Plain Chocolate, melted

2 tsp Fairtrade Cocoa

1/2 tsp Fairtrade Vanilla Essence

 

1. Heat the oven to 180 degrees (Fan 160 or Gas Mark 3).


2. Cream the margarine and the sugar together.


3. Mix in the melted chocolate and egg yolks.


4. Gradually add the flour, spices and milk.


5. Fold in the beaten egg whites and peel.


6. Pour into a 7 or 8 inch lined tin.


7. Bake for approximately 40 minutes.

Topping:
1. Blend all five ingredients until smooth.


2. Pour over the cake.


3. Place chopped walnuts on top (optional)