Naughty Chocolate Fudge Cake
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Naughty Chocolate Fudge Cake

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Serves 8

A rich but light chocolate fudge cake

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  • 175g Self raising flour
  • 2 Tbsp Cocoa Powder
  • 1 Tsp Bicarbonate soda
  • 150g Caster sugar
  • 2 Eggs Beaten
  • 150 ml (1/4 pint) Sunflower oil
  • 150 ml (1/4 pint) Semi skimmed milk
  • 2 Tbsp Golden syrup
  • For the Coating and filling
  • 75g Unsalted butter
  • 175g Icing Sugar
  • 3 Tbsp Cocoa Powder
  • Drop of Milk


    1. Pre-heat oven to 180ºC/350F/Gas Mark 4. Grease and line two 18cm (7 inch) sandwich tins.
    2. Sieve the flour, cocoa and Bicarbonate of Soda into a bowl. Add the sugar and mix well.
    3. Make a well in the centre and add the syrup, eggs, oil and milk. Beat well with electric whisk until smooth.
    4. Spoon the mixture into the two tins and bake for 25 - 30 minutes until risen and firm to the touch. Remove from oven, leave to cool before turning out onto a cooling rack.
    5. To make your butter icing, place the butter in a bowl and beat until soft. Gradually sift and beat in the icing sugar and cocoa powder then add enough milk to make the icing fluffy and spreadable.
    6. If the cake has risen a little to high then use a serrated knife to even off the top, now sandwich the two cakes together with the butter icing and cover the sides and the top of the cake with more butter icing.

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6th Mar, 2015
I have made this cake about 4 times all my family love it, My son even made one to impress he`s girlfriend. It was a big success .
3rd Sep, 2014
Recipe was easy to follow and the cake was lovely and soft! Made this twice and it's been a winner with everyone.
12th Jul, 2014
Came across this recipe. Absolutely perfect. Quantity of Ingredients all good, i did add a couple of ounces of ground almonds. Rose beautifully. Soft, light but not sickly. Highly recommend and will def make again.
7th Jul, 2014
Really great and simple recipe I used honey instead of golden syrup, turned out great.
27th Jun, 2014
Fantastic yummy cake! Definatley making it gain!
27th Jun, 2014
WOW! We just finished eating some of the cake and its AMAZING! We doubled the icing as recomended but piled on a bit too much. Me and my younger sister both loved the icing and the cake whilst the rest of my family suggested reduced some icing. Making the cake was just as fun as eating it! We recomend this cake for chocolate lovers such as my dad!!! :)
18th Jun, 2014
Such a lovely easy cake - anyone can make it! The recipes has been passed through my whole family. I don't make the icing but spread a layer of jam and a layer of fresh cream in the middle. Still feels special and tastes great but not so rich and sweet. Also, I sometimes spread the top with melted chocolate. If you haven't made a cake before this is the one to go for. Easily adapted for the lactose intolerant in the family too.
14th Jun, 2014
BEST CHOCOLATE CAKE EVER! So easy to make, light, and very tasty - eaten by the whole family and converted my eldest son to chocolate cake (when he never like it). Also I can imagine the BEST in winter with custard and cream. Thanks for sharing the recipe!
6th May, 2014
Wonderful and easy cake. I make it often and my family loves it.
20th Apr, 2014
Excellent recipe. I made double the icing and had a little left over once I had sandwiched the cakes together and spread it over top and sides of cake. Made it as an Easter cake with chocolate mini eggs. Was delicious!


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