Q: When do you know it is time for the cows to go to sleep?
A: When it is pasture bedtime.
175g soft butter
175g caster sugar
3 large eggs
225g self raising flour
4 tbsp cocoa powder
100g chocolate drops
1 tsp baking powder
2 tsp vanilla extract
150g Langage Farm Crème Fraiche
175g icing sugar
2 tbsp cocoa powder
Preheat oven to fan 160°C/gas mark 4. Butter or line a loose based round 22cm cake tin.
Put the butter, sugar, eggs, flour, baking & cocoa powder and vanilla in a bowl and mix well. Mix in 150g Langage Farm Crème Fraiche.
Spoon in a layer of mixture into the tin and spread it level, add all cherries and chocolate drops, then cover with the remaining mixutre. Bake for 50 mins until it feels firm. Cool for 10 mins then take out of the tin. Leave to cool on a wire rack.
For the frosting:
Beat soft butter and icing sugar with cocoa powder until smooth and creamy. Spread over the cooled cake. The cake will keep in the fridge for a couple of days.