One of my oldest recipes, this was given to me by my best friend at school when we were about 10 years old. It is always most delicious when eaten in the middle of the night with a glass of very cold milk, as part of an illicit feast.
In a saucepan over low heat, melt together the chocolate,
Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, cream together the butter with the remaining sugar. Add the vanilla to the remaining milk.
Fold the flour mixture into the creamed butter and sugar alternately with the vanilla-flavoured milk, then stir in the cooled chocolate mixture. If the mixture seems too dry, add a little more milk. Beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form, then fold them into the batter.
Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan and
Meanwhile, prepare the frosting (icing). Melt the sugar and golden syrup or honey with
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