1/4 cup – unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
1 tsp- baking powder
3/4 tsp- baking soda
1/4 tsp- salt
1/3 cup- unsalted butter melted
1 cup- warm water
1 tbsp- lemon juice
1 tsp- pure vanilla extract
6 ounces semi-sweet or dark chocolate, chopped
3/4 cup- heavy cream
1 tbsp – unsalted butter, room temperature
Preparation: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and place the rack in the center of the oven. In a bowl mix all the dry ingredients first ie flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, unsweetened cocoa powder and salt. Once combined, add warm water mixed with lemon juice, vanilla extract, melted butter. Mix until all the ingredients are combined with a spatula.
Add the mixture to a greased 8 inch square pan.
Bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack.
Frosting: Place the chocolate, butter and cream in a heat proof bowl.
Place over a saucepan of simmering water and melt until smooth. Remove from heat and allow it to come to room temperature or pouring consistency.
Then pour the frosting over the cooled cake and let stand until thickened.
Have it with a scoop of your favorite ice-cream and mango slices or just simply the cake!