Double Chocolate Cake for Father’s Day

Silver Mushroom, a homeware retailer, contacted me recently as they have conducted a survey to find out what treats the men in our lives wanted the most on Father’s Day. Cake was the winner, with brownies coming a close second. So they’ve had chef Damian Trejo from Manhattan Grill in Canary Wharf create a chocolate cake recipe that is a perfect gift for your dad and sits somewhere between a cake and a brownie – perfect!

Silver Mushroom stock a variety of well known brands such as Kilner and they sent me the dry ingredients for the recipe in a large Kilner jar.

To make the sponge I melted 150g butter in a pan and added 2 tbsp golden syrup. I whisked in 2 eggs and 150ml semi-skimmed milk.

I sifted the dry ingredients into a bowl, and added the wet ingredients. I mixed it well and poured it into a lined tray.

I baked on 175C/350F/Gas Mark 4 for 20 minutes.

Once it was fully cooled I melted 50g white chocolate and drizzled it all over.

I love giving homemade gifts for any occasion and I do always find that my male friends and relatives appreciate cake more than anything! My dad is visiting for dinner today and I think he will really enjoy eating this cake for dessert! It smells amazing and has a gorgeous moist texture, I can’t wait to dig in myself! You can make this same recipe into a loaf cake or even cupcakes too.

Double Chocolate Cake


  • 150 g Butter
  • 2 tbsp Golden syrup
  • 2 Eggs
  • 150 ml Semi skimmed milk
  • 175 g Self raising flour
  • 2 tsp Cocoa powder
  • 150 g Caster sugar
  • 1 tsp Bicarbonate of soda
  • 50 g White chocolate


  1. Melt the butter in a pan and add the golden syrup. Then whisk in the eggs and the milk
  2. Sift the flour, bicarbonate of soda and cocoa powder into a bowl, and add the caster sugar. Then mix in the wet ingredients and pour into a lined tray
  3. Bake on 175C/350F/Gas Mark 4 for 20 minutes
  4. Once the cake is fully cool, melt the white chocolate and drizzle it over the cake

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