Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C (gas mark 4).Line a bun tray with paper or foil cases. Sift together the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, cocoa and salt. Set aside.
In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well with each addition, then stir in the vanilla. Add the flour mixture alternately with the milk; beat well. Fill the paper cups 3/4's full.
Bake for 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a skewer inserted into the cake comes out clean. Ice with your favourite icing when cool.
- 175g (6oz) plain flour
- 1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 75g (3oz) cocoa powder
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoons butter, softened
- 300g (11oz) caster sugar
- 2 eggs
- 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 250ml (8 fl oz) milk
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