chocolate fudge cake
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chocolate fudge cake

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Serves 12

moist & light 4 layer cake a must for chocoholics

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Ingredients

  • Preparation Time 30 Mins
  • Cooking Time 35 Mins
  • Ingredients:
  • 125g (4oz) butter
  • 225g (8oz) dark soft brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 142ml (1/4 pint) soured cream
  • 175g (6oz) plain flour
  • 5ml (1 tsp) baking powder
  • 2.5ml (1/2 tsp) bicarbonate of soda
  • 50g (2oz) cocoa
  • For the filling:
  • 40ml (2 tbs) cocoa
  • 125g (4oz) butter
  • 150g (5oz) icing sugar, sieved
  • Vanilla essence
  • For the frosting:
  • 200g bar of good quality dark chocolate
  • 40ml (2 tbs) cocoa
  • 142 ml (1/4 pint) double cream
  • You will also need:
  • Two 20cm (8-inch), shallow cake tins, greased and base-lined

Method

    1. 1. For the cake, cream together the butter and sugar until the mixture is light in colour and texture.
    2. 2. Gradually beat in the eggs, and then the soured cream (don’t worry if the mixture looks curdled at this stage).
    3. 3. Sieve together the dry ingredients and fold them into the mixture.
    4. 4. Divide the mixture equally between the tins.
    5. 5. Bake at Gas Mark 5/190ºC:/375ºF for 30–35 minutes, until cooked. Turn out on to a wire tray to cool.
    6. For the filling: 1. Begin by mixing the cocoa with 40ml (2 tablespoons) of boiling water to a smooth paste. Allow to cool.
    7. 2. Beat together the butter, sieved icing sugar and essence, until light and fluffy.
    8. 3. Beat in the cocoa. Slice the cake in half and then sandwich the halves together with the filling.
    9. For the frosting: 1. Melt the chocolate carefully. Make the cocoa into a paste with water as before and mix with the chocolate.
    10. 2. Slowly whisk the cream into the chocolate until smooth and thickened. 3. Spread the frosting evenly over the cake with a palette knife.

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garydavies
5th Jan, 2011
with this cake i tried it a number of times before i finally decided on the exact ingredients, i use cadburys cocoa & dark solids, and for a finishing touch i think cadburys flake crumbled on top is yummy!!
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