My chickens are off lay, maybe I should be off feeding them, anyway I wanted to make a cake and do it without eggs, like I had a choice, A quick browse around the internet, idea from here, idea from there and came up this.
Heat the oven to 160°c fan oven 140°c, grease a round 20cm cake tin.
Tip the butter, syrup and vanilla into a heatproof jug, add 300 ml boiling water and briefly whisk with a fork
Sift the flour, sugar, cocoa and bicarbonate of soda into a large bowl,
Tip in the butter mixture. Stir until you have a smooth batter,
Then scrape into prepared tin.
Bake for 50 – 55 mins until the cake is well risen and springy to touch. Cool in tin for around 15 mins before turning out to cool on a wire rack.
To make glaze, put chocolate and syrup into a small glass bowl with 3 tbsp of water, and microwave for 30secs on high until melted and smooth.
leave to cool, then pour over the cake