For 6-8 portions you need

4 oz. quick creaming fat 4 oz. castor sugar 4 oz. self-raising flour plus 1/2 level teaspoon baking powder 1 tablespoon cocoa 2 eggs 1 tablespoon milk

To decorate

1/4-1/2 pint whipped cream 2 oz. flaked almonds canned OR fresh fruit angelica

  • Put all the ingredients into a bowl.
  • Beat together until a smooth mixture is formed.
  • Turn into tin or dish.
  • Bake for time and temperature given.
  • Cool on a wire tray.
  • Spread cream around the edge and press flaked almonds against sides.
  • Decorate top with fresh cream and fruit

Oven temperature: moderate.- 375°F - Gas Mark 4-5 Oven position: centre