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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7th Apr, 2012
Great all rounder chocolate cake. Have made loads of times and its so quick and easy to put together, and most important of all it tastes absolutely gorgous if your a self confessed chocoholic :-)
10th Mar, 2012
For siol14 ... that's what I did - chucked it all in and hoped for the best!! It's just come out of the oven and smells good! : )
10th Mar, 2012
Well, mine is in the oven right now and I was just getting the icing ingredients in the bowl and thought that the condensed milk was a bit runny and said to myself, 'oh, I thought it was thicker than that' (I've never used it before - novice baker!) Then I looked at the can I'd grabbed from the cupboard and it was actually evaporated milk!! Oh well, I'll let you know how it turns out ... think I'll have to add some icing sugar maybe like frolo 743 suggested, lol! : )
26th Feb, 2012
to those of you who have made i put the 100ml water in the pan with the choc, butter and sugar?? thanks
23rd Feb, 2012
Hey guys, hoping to make this for my friends birthday, would it still cook the same in a round cake tin? Thanks:)
22nd Feb, 2012
Really looked forward to making this as my Birthday cake .. followed it to the letter and it smelt great when cooking. However, am very disappointed with the finished result .. although very light in texture the cake is too dry for my preference. And too bitter-chocolate in taste. Also, not at all keen on the icing. Have found and made better Brownie and Fudge Cake recipes in the past and will be making them again in future rather than this one. Shame .. it looked so good in the photo (mine looked great too!). Still, you can't please all of the people all of the time as they say!!
2nd Feb, 2012
iam 15 and i thought it was brilliant to make, the only bit that went wrong was the icing, it tasted horrible, prehaps i made it wrong. I will make it again and see if it turns out like that. But on the other hand, i thought it was really fun to make and really easy too. Thankyou for a amaziingly brilliant recipe!
11th Jan, 2012
just tried this last night and brought to the office this morning. they all love it!!! will make this again very soon for sure!! I reduce the sugar and use palm sugar instead.
4th Jan, 2012
This cake was lovely and very easy to make. Going to make it again with milk chocolate.
18th Dec, 2011
Very dissapointed with this recipe...followed it exactly as it states but it turned our extremelly dry & very hard on top. Have made hundreds of cakes over the years & one has never come out as awful as this one. Will stick to brownies in the future...


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