Simple chocolate fudge cake

Simple chocolate fudge cake
  • Serves icon Serves 10
  • Time icon Takes 1 hour 20 minutes to make, plus cooling

A stunning fudge cake recipe with a chocolate sponge, sandwiched with chocolate then smothered in chocolate!

Nutrition: per serving

Calories
612kcals
Fat
36.2g (21.9g saturated)
Protein
7.3g
Carbohydrates
68.6g (45.9g sugar)
Salt
1.1g
Calories
612kcals
Fat
36.2g (21.9g saturated)
Protein
7.3g
Carbohydrates
68.6g (45.9g sugar)
Salt
1.1g

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

  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.

 

delicious. tips

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

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