Cadbury Family Cake

Cook time 1 hour
Servings 8-10


1 cup water
1½ cups caster sugar
150g butter
1/3 cup CADBURY Bournville Cocoa
½ teaspoon bicarbonate soda
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1½ cups self raising flour
1¼ cups icing mixture
30g butter softened
Vanilla essence
Hot water

Cadbury Family Cake


COMBINE water, sugar, butter, cocoa and bicarbonate soda in a saucepan and warm, but do not boil, stirring until the sugar has dissolved and the butter has melted. Transfer mixture to a bowl and cool for 30 minutes. Beat in the eggs and vanilla. Stir in the flour and mix well. Pour into a greased and base-lined 20cm round cake pan

BAKE in a moderate oven 180°C for 50 minutes or until cooked. Cool for 10 minutes before turning onto a wire rack to cool completely.

SIFT the icing mixture into a bowl then mix in the butter and enough hot water to form a soft icing. Spread on the cooled cake and decorate as desired.