Simple chocolate fudge cake recipe

A stunning cake that is not only a chocolate sponge but is also sandwiched with chocolate and has yet more chocolate all over it! A chocaholic's heavenly delight.

Serves 10

Takes 1 hour 20 minutes to make, plus cooling

Ingredients

  • 100g spreadable butter, plus extra for greasing
  • 250ml milk
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 100g plain chocolate, melted
  • 15g cocoa powder, sifted
  • 300g self-raising flour, sifted
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda, sifted
  • 225g golden caster sugar
  • 2 eggs

For the icing

  • 225g plain chocolate, broken up
  • 100g butter
  • 142ml carton double cream

METHOD

How to make chocolate fudge cake

1. Preheat the oven to 180C/fan160C/gas 4. Grease a 20cm round, deep cake tin and line with baking paper. Mix the milk and vinegar. Place all the other cake ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Pour in the milk mixture and beat with an electric hand whisk, until smooth. Spread into the cake tin and bake for 1 hour, until firm in the centre. Cool for 10 minutes, then turn out on a rack to cool completely.

2. Meanwhile, make the icing. Melt the chocolate and butter together in the microwave for 3 minutes on medium, stirring halfway through. Alternatively, melt the chocolate and butter in a bowl over a pan of just simmering water. Stir until smooth, then beat in the cream. Cool slightly.

3. Halve the cake through the middle. Spread a quarter of the icing on 1 half and sandwich together. Spread the rest over the top and sides.

Tip: The cake will keep for up to 3 days in an airtight box.

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Nutritional Information

Per serving:
612 kcals
36.2g fat (21.9g saturated)
7.3g protein
68.6g carbs
45.9g sugar
1.1g salt

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Contributed by delicious. magazine

Recipe contributed by delicious. magazine

Monday 04 October 2010
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