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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23rd Jan, 2009
I echo all the above comments - a really simple and totally effective delicious cake... I made two within a few days for different reasons and the compliments were flying! Thankyou for sharing such a gem!
14th Jan, 2009
Thabks for sharing your wonderful recipe. It was quick &easy. Since last few months i have been trying different recipes of cake& i found your's best so i rated it in my recipe list as no.1. . I did'nt had sunflower oil instead i used Vegetable oil , cake was still brilliant,soft &moist &well baked.
31st Dec, 2008
Brilliant recipe! Really moist with a light, fine texture - couldn't believe I had made it! I always used to use an old Delia recipe but will use this from now on - thanks!
30th Dec, 2008
away to make another 2!! one for my dad and one for my boyfriends family
30th Dec, 2008
i would like to make a suggestion... when writing recipies can you please write that you should allow the cake to cool before putting the icing on.... i've never baked a cake before and did not know this, i also lack common sense, so much so that when doing my gcse home economics (big mistake) i made yoghurt without the milk.... cake proved a hit though!!! regardless of my mistake :0D tthank you
28th Dec, 2008
I made this as a "mistake cake" for my bof after he made a boo boo at work - apparently it went down very well and his workmates want him to make errors more often!!!
24th Nov, 2008
I never believed I could make a chocolate cake like this. The texture is so light, the finish so 'professional'. I replaced the butter icing with a slightly different butter icing lookalike (based on evaported milk) but that was really just a matter of taste. This recipe is brilliant, the whole family loved it. Will never consider making a chocolate cake the old way now -- I guess its the oil, the milk and the golden syrup that makes all the difference.
16th Nov, 2008
The most moist chocolate cake I have ever tasted!
29th Oct, 2008
fantastic! as already said - icing recipe isn't quite enough for a the squidgy fudginess you want - but thats probably because we're a house full of chocoholics! I topped mine with scattered tiny squares of home made fudge - went down an absolute treat!
6th Oct, 2008
I made this as a one layer cake. I mixed all the ingredients together, in one go, and cooked in a large, round tin. I came out absolutely lovely. I have to make it for one of my sons every week! I adjusted the iquantity of icing though and only covered the top and sides.


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