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Random cake recipe

This cake is a random 2 layer nut chocolate and spice cake.

Step 1: standard sponge recipe:
2oz butter
2oz sugar
4 oz self raising
mix butter and sugar, then flour, add egg and water till it makes a sort of thick batter.

Look at it.  Think: that looks a bit dull. Add a couple of spoonfuls of cocoa powder, some cinnamon, some vanilla essence and a bag of mixed chopped nuts that have been lurking at the back of the cupboard since 2004.

Put mixture into greased cake tin.  Realise that mixture is a bit on the small side for a tin of that size.  Put cake tin on side and consider options.

2oz more butter
2oz golden syrup for a change
4 oz plain flour (run out of self raising)
4 teaspoons of baking powder
Mix randomly together, add water till it looks about right again.  Decide it looks a bit dull.

- 2 teaspoons ginger powder
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- some vanilla essence
- a tablespoon of black treacle.

Would have added some crystallised ginger only we didn't have any.
Pour on top of the first lot of (uncooked) batter: if the consistency is like mine, it won't mix. Spread out on the top a bit.

Bung in oven at 210 degrees.

LICK THE BOWL.  That's the best bit after all.

Wander away for about 20 mins, I think, though might have been a bit longer.  Basically, until you come back and  poke it and it's not gooey in the middle

You can then ice it, if you feel the urge.  I didn't.

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