Chocolate fudge cake

Chocolate fudge cake

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(108 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 1 hr


Cuts into 12
You just can't beat a good chocolate cake, and this one is guaranteed to disappear as soon as you cut the first slice

Nutrition and extra info

  • Un-iced sponges can be frozen

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal502
  • fat33g
  • saturates20g
  • carbs49g
  • sugars35g
  • fibre1g
  • protein6g
  • salt0.66g
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  • 200g plain chocolate, broken into chunks (use one with a low cocoa content - we used Waitrose plain Belgian chocolate)
  • 200g butter



    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 200g light brown muscovado sugar
  • 100ml soured cream
  • 2 eggs, beaten



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…

  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 5 tbsp cocoa powder
  • hundreds and thousands, to decorate

For the icing

  • 100g plain chocolate
  • 170g can condensed milk
  • 100g butter



    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…


  1. Heat oven to 160C/140C fan/gas 3. Line a 22 x 22cm square tin with baking parchment. Put the chocolate, butter and sugar into a large pan with 100ml hot water and gently melt together. Set aside for 2 mins, then stir in the soured cream followed by the eggs. Finally, stir or whisk in the flour and cocoa until lump-free, then pour into the prepared tin. Bake for 50-55 mins until a skewer comes out clean. Sit the tin on a wire rack to cool.

  2. Meanwhile, make the icing. Gently melt together icing ingredients in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of barely simmering water, then chill or cool until spreadable.

  3. To decorate, carefully turn out the cooled cake and peel off the baking parchment. Spread the icing over the top and scatter with hundreds and thousands, then cut the cake into triangles or fingers before serving.

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3rd Jul, 2012
The recipe in the Australian BBC Good Food Magazine was slightly different and used milk chocolate for the cake and the icing, which makes it super sweet, super delicious and more kid friendly. I popped the un-iced cake into the freezer, and it managed to retain all it's delicious texture and flavour! I made this for my husband's birthday and he loved it, especially the icing! A real hit! Check out the Aussie version on my blog...
1st Jul, 2012
Really Easy but quite heavy?? Only needed half of the topping. Made it for my nephews 1st birthday party, all gone in minutes!!
30th Jun, 2012
I made this cake twice this week, once for the school graduation and once for my son's nursery school. Usually I like to test a recipe but I went out on a limb! For the graduation I used gold glitter and silver balls to decorate it and made the second one just like the picture. Needless to say I got the cakebox home empty. It such an easy cake to make in hurry. And you'll be asked for seconds.
27th Jun, 2012
Delicious cake! I followed the advice of another reviewer and only used two and a half spoonfuls of cocoa powder. It turned out perfect.
22nd Jun, 2012
So far so good. It is made and looks as good as in the picture if not better! Waiting for hubby to come home from work to give his taste verdict!
19th Jun, 2012
Such a good cake. And as I'm a massive chocoholic, I added milk and white chocolate chips: )
5th Jun, 2012
Made this yesterday, loved it! Used all the exact ingredients, chocolate heaven!!
24th May, 2012
Perfect chocolate cake easy to make and not to rich and my boys loved it... Infact this is the third time in two weeks that I have had strict instructions from them to make it , it's going as fast as I make it...
22nd May, 2012
This is the second time of baking this cake. It really is an impressive cake... easy to make and tastes like a proper rich chocolate cake should! I have added a link on my Facebook page and half a dozen of my friends have also made the cake and loved it! All three of my children have put in a request for this cake to be their birthday cake. Yay to cake!!
2nd May, 2012
Found this really easy to make and tasted so good. This will be one I make again. Really good cake.


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