Millionaires Chocolate Cake

Recipe by JeanineD 2
READY IN: 1hr 5mins
SERVES: 8-12




  • Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F).
  • Dissolve cocoa powder in boiling water, set aside to cool.
  • Grease & flour a 11inch (28cm) long & 8inch (20cm) wide oven proof container.
  • Separate the eggs ( beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form and set aside).
  • Beat the egg yolks and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add the cooled cocoa mixture and beat well.
  • Add the oil and vanilla essence beat well.
  • Sift in the flour and baking powder and beat only until blended.
  • Fold in the stiffly beaten egg white with a metal spoon.
  • Pour mixture into oven proof container and bake for 25 to 30 minutes.
  • While the cake is baking make the syrup.
  • Put the evaporated milk, sugar, brandy, vanilla essence into a pot on the stove bring to the boil, boil together until sugar has dissolved.
  • When the cake is baked removed from oven prick the top of the cake all over with a fork and pour the syrup over the cake.
  • Leave the cake to get completely cold.
  • While the cake is getting cold make the frosting.
  • Break up the chocolate squares place in a basi over a 1/2 pot of water and simmer until the chocolate has melted ( do not put any liquid near this while the chocolate is melting otherwise the chocolate will split and go dry).
  • Let the chocolate cool slightly.
  • Whisk the cream until soft peaks are formed, add the brandy beat well then gradually fold in the cooled chocolate.
  • Frost the top and sides of the cake with this mixture.