I then beat in 2 eggs and a drop of the vanilla essence.
I sifted the flour and baking powder and slowly added to the mixture alternating with milk. When everything was added i beat for a few minutes until smooth.
When cool i beat the chocolate into the basic cake mixture slowly.
To finish i added a couple of heaped teaspoons of cocoa powder and thoroughly beat everything together
The cake was then cooked a pre-heated oven for about 50 minutes on gas mark 6
I removed the cake from the oven and left for 10 minutes before turning out onto a cooling rack.
The bottom of the cake becomes the top giving a flat surface for decoration.
I beat unsalted butter until fluffy. Slowly i added icing sugar, beating until a fluffy paste was formed. I slowly added the melted chocolate caramel mixture until the icing became stiff but light.
Using a palette knife i spread the mixture between the two halves of the cake.
To decorate the top i grated the remaining dark and milk chocolate and sprinkled over the top of the cake.