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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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!
16th Apr, 2014
Excellent recipe, turns out well every time. I agree that you need more icing, I either double the quantities or make a ganache with equal weights of double cream and chocolate, melted together in the microwave, and a small lump of butter, which I cover the top with.
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23rd Mar, 2014
Made this so many times - best chocolate cake recipe I've ever tried! Brilliant!
4th Mar, 2014
I love this cake. Its very easy (I'm not the greatest cook). I've made it about 4 times and each time is been really nice, no issues. It rises every time. This has become my 'celebration' cake for birthdays etc. I don't use oil as I dislike the taste but use Flora Cuisine or similar.
22nd Feb, 2014
This cake is absolutely delicious and so easy to make. It's now a firm favorite and my 'go to' cake for birthdays and other celebrations, so easy to decorate for each occasion, or great just as it is. Highly recommended.
31st Jan, 2014
I make this regularly as everyone in our house loves it, especially my little boys. I always double the icing though, everyone likes it warm and gooey here :-)
24th Dec, 2013
I have joined just so I can comment on this delicious cake. I asked my son what pud he would like on christmas day and he chose chocolate fudge cake. Searched on line and found this recipe. And im so glad i did. I made it yesterday as a trial run, and it's so light and moist. It's so yummy. My son is an expert on chocolate fudge cake and he gave it 10/10 so that can't be bad can it? Will be making it today for tomorrow and will do double quantities of the icing like so many people on here have said. Tomorrow i will ping it and serve it with vanilla ice cream Mmmmmmmm. Let's just hope everyone else likes it lol
10th Dec, 2013
This cake is surprisingly light and fluffy. I love it. I have made this a few times and it has been pleasantly recieved. Although, following the recipe the first time I found that it was a bit too sweet so whenever I make it now, I only use 120g of sugar for the sponge and 140g for the filling. As a Christmas edition of the cake I added a couple of capfuls of Bailey's Irish cream to the mixture. That went down very well too :-)


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