100g soft margarine
100g light soft brown sugar
2 medium eggs
100g self raising flour
1 tsp baking powder
2 tbsp Bournville Cocoa Powder
75g Bournville, broken up
2 tbsp semi-skimmed milk
225g icing sugar
1 tbsp Bournville Cocoa Powder
3 mini Fudge bars, halved or 2 Fudge bars, each cut into 3
1. Preheat the oven to 180⁰C, gas mark 4. Grease and line 2x 18cm sandwich tins with baking parchment.
2. Place margarine, sugar and eggs into a bowl with the sieved flour, baking powder and cocoa. Add 2 tbsp of hot water and beat well together with an electric hand mixer for 1-2 minutes.
3. Divide evenly between the sandwich tins and bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes until well risen and springy to the touch. Remove from the tins and cool on a wire rack.
4. Melt the butter and chocolate with the milk in a bowl over a pan of simmering water. Sieve the icing sugar and cocoa into a bowl and using a wooden spoon, beat in the chocolate mixture along with 1 tbsp hot water. The mixture should be thick enough to spread onto the cake. (If not, leave to cool a little).
5. Sandwich the sponges together with a quarter of the icing. Use the remaining icing to cover the sides and top of the cake. Decorate with mini fudge bars.
_Tip: Dip a palette knife in hot water to make the icing easier to spread.
A Blurb About Myself
I'm a 26 year old software engineer. I work for the department of rehabilitation. This might not sound unusual except for the fact that I ended up working in a field totally unrelated to my college degree in art. I don't feel bad about it though. I was able to study history, something I love, and still be able to get a decent job in another sector that I love but didn't know I would ever be interested in. People with disabilities apply for services through our department and I'm able to meet a lot of interesting people that truly need help succeeding in life. We only give them guidance but it's one of those fields where I feel like I'm making a difference.
Hanging out with my friends is still important. It keeps me grounded. I've had some of my best friends since high school follow me to college and now we 're all here in the town we grew up in. There is plenty to reminisce about for us, but most of the time we 're more concerned with the here and now. We 're not kids anymore but we 're still young enough to remember what it was like to be one. It's a really stuck in the middle kind of age.
Outside of school and spending time with my boyfriend, I keep in close touch with my family and try to let them know what's going on in my life. This is important to me and to them. It was difficult on my mother when I made the decision to go away to school. We 're now hours apart but a phone call a night and emails help us to keep up and not feel so far away.
That's about it for me. The rest I'm still learning.
- Samuel Merritt College