Simple Chocolate Cake Recipe

My family grew up on this chocolate cake. Mum would cook this at least once a week and it was always a regular birthday cake when we were kids.

1 cup self-raising flour
1 pinch salt
¾ cup sugar
1 tablespoon cocoa
1 tablespoon melted butter
¾ milk
1 egg
vanilla essence

Place all the ingredients into a bowl in the above order.
Mix for 2 minutes.
Pour into a greased 20cm (8″) ring tin.
Bake for 30 minutes in a moderate oven (175C)

Icing
1 cup icing sugar
1 tablespoon cocoa
Add 2 level teaspoons  of softened butter
1 tablespoon boiling water
½ vanilla

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