This is my great, great grandmother's recipe (sorry it's in Imperial measurements!). When I lived at home I always asked for this cake on my birthday. It's yummy.
4oz castor sugar
4oz soft margarine
2oz self raising flour
1 small tsp baking powder
2oz grated chocolate or milk flake
Chocolate Fudge icing
few drops vanilla essence
4 oz icing sugar
(sorry I forgot to take a picture before the mixture was in the pan!)
Cream the margarine and sugar in a bowl (I used the mixer), beat in the eggs and then stir in all the dry ingredients until well mixed. Pour into a greased baking tin and cook for 40 minutes in a moderate oven.
To make the icing melt the butter in a pan with the milk, stir in the essence and cocoa. Mix well and gradually beat in the sugar. Cool until thick beating from time to time (about 20 minutes) to thicken.
Brew a coffee or tea and cut yourself a slice!