A really simple recipe to follow, my go to recipe. This is for a 20cm cake, I line the base of the tin with baking paper, I double line the inside of the cake, then I wrap grease proof around the outside with string, why I don’t know, it’s what my grandma used to do.
Put all the ingredients from POT 1 into a large pan, bring the whole lot to the boil then simmer for 5 mins. Leave to cool down, 1/2 hr approx.
Meanwhile heat your oven to 150c and put POT 2 together in a bowl leaving out the eggs and vanilla.
Once POT 1 has cooled add the contents of POT 2 and stir well together, not forgetting to make a wish. Once it all mixed together, add you eggs and vanilla and mix well.
Finally, pour all the contents into your cake tin and put in the oven for 2hrs. Before bringing the cake, check your cake is cooked through with a skewer. Once out, I pour 2 tbsp brandy over the cake.
I leave the cake to cool for an hour before putting it on a cooling rack to cool thoroughly.
Ingredients pot 1