Chocolate cake with slice cut on cake stand

Easy chocolate fudge cake

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Prep: 25 mins Cook: 30 mins

Easy

Serves 8

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Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal608
  • fat33g
  • saturates11g
  • carbs69g
  • sugars52g
  • fibre2g
  • protein7g
  • salt0.7g
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Ingredients

  • 175g self-raising flour
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
    Bicarbonate of soda

    Bicarbonate of soda

    Bicarbonate of soda, or baking soda, is an alkali which is used to raise soda breads and full-…

  • 150g caster sugar
  • 2 tbsp golden syrup
    Golden syrup

    Golden syrup

    goal-dun sir-rup

    Golden syrup is a clear, sparkling, golden-amber coloured, sweet

  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 150ml sunflower oil, plus extra to grease
    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    A variety of oils can be used for baking. Sunflower is the one we use most often at Good Food as…

  • 150ml semi-skimmed milk

For the icing

  • 100g unsalted butter
  • 225g icing sugar
  • 40g cocoa powder
  • 2 ½ tbsp milk (a little more if needed)

    Milk

    mill-k

    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a complete food. While cow…

Method

  1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Grease and line the base of 2 x 18cm sandwich tins. Sieve the flour, cocoa and bicarbonate of soda into a bowl. Add the sugar and mix well. Make a well in the centre and add the syrup, eggs, oil and milk. Beat well with electric whisk until smooth.

  2. Pour the mixture into the two tins and bake for 25-30 min until risen and firm to the touch. Remove from oven, leave to cool for 10 mins before turning out onto a cooling rack.

  3. To make your butter icing, place the butter in a bowl and beat until soft. Gradually sieve and beat in the icing sugar and cocoa powder then add enough milk to make the icing fluffy and spreadable. 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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