Cake: 2 cups cake flour ½ cup & 2 tblspns cocoa powder 2 tspns baking powder 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 2 eggs 1¼ cup castor sugar 1 cup mayonnaise 1 cup cold water (not ice) 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
Icing: 2 cups icing sugar 3 tblspns cocoa powder ½ teaspoon vanilla essence 1 teaspoon butter 2 tblspns boiling water
Sift flour, cocoa, baking powder & bicarb together. Beat eggs & castor sugar until light & creamy & fold into dry ingredients. Combine mayonnaise, water & vanilla essence. Mix well & add to mixture. Pour batter into a lightly greased ring mould & add lunch paper on the base. Microwave for 10 minutes. Remove & allow to stand for 10 minutes, then turn onto a cooling rack.
Sift icing sugar & cocoa into a bowl. Add vanilla & butter. Add water to make a smooth icing. Decorate & enjoy.
NB: I doubled the icing as I split the cake in half, added icing in the centre & on top of the cake.