Chocolate fudge cake

Chocolate fudge cake

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(146 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 1 hr

Easy

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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Ingredients

  • 200g plain chocolate, broken into chunks (use one with a low cocoa content - we used Waitrose plain Belgian chocolate)
  • 200g butter
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  • 200g light brown muscovado sugar
  • 100ml soured cream
  • 2 eggs, beaten
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  • 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
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Method

  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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maiadunn
26th Apr, 2015
5.05
Concerned at first after reading the reviews, but this turned out amazingly! As another reviewer said: just like the picture! I checked with the skewer at 45mins and it came out clean, so I didnt leave it in for another 5-10mins. The icing was spreadable after leaving it to cool. Will be making this again, the children love the colourful topping!
sianqoc
8th Apr, 2015
5.05
Quite possibly the best chocolate fudge cake ever......
allielovetocook
12th Mar, 2018
5.05
Am definitely in agreement there! I've been looking for the perfect chocolate cake recipe and now I've found it!
jamrolypoly
14th Sep, 2014
My grandchildren voted this as THE BEST chocolate cake! And I have to agree. Love the icing and use it all the time now for other chocolatey baked goodies.
vmlango
17th Apr, 2014
I made this for a collegues birthday and he loved it! Despite the runny mess that the icing turned out to be. I left it in the fridge overnight and it only set slightly on the top (even after i had already melted extra chocolate in). I think the chocolate to butter and condensed milk ratio may be an issue - or the type/brand of condensed milk ? As for the cake itself: On my first go it came out a bit dry because I had left it in the oven a little longer than suggested as it seemed a bit soft in the centre. The second one came out just right, but it is a very dense cake!
coconutsugarpixie
18th Feb, 2014
When I first made it, turned out really tasty, but way too sweet. So next time I reduced sugar quantity, and even substituted a part with xilit - the result was perfect! Had also problems with the icing - probablu because condensed milk was sweetened. So I made my own version with water, whey powder, butter, little brown sugar and xilit, chocolate and cocoa powder. With the changes the cake deserves 5 stars.
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mother_ship
15th Jan, 2014
Not sure where I went wrong but mine turned out more like fudge than cake! Tasted ok, but seriously dense, not sure I'll bother a 2nd attempt.
bjenkess
31st Dec, 2013
Pleased with the way the cake turned out, I only cooked it for 40 minutes and it was ready and perfect texture, I think the 50-55 minutes suggested may make it quite dry. I do think the recipe ingredients and method need wording better, I was not sure if the 100ml of water was to be added as it was not listed as an ingredient, or if it referred to boiling over 100ml of water. I added the water as an ingredient.
Linnypin 13
21st Nov, 2013
Hi can anyone help on the icing. I stuck to the ingredients and put it in the fridge but the icing was too runny to do anything with. I was really disappointed and really want to make it. The cake was really easy to make. Thanx for any tips.
catgbcook
18th Oct, 2013
My first time using this recipe. I did find the amount and type of ingredients a bit daunting at first but was surprised at how easy it was to make. I definitely need to make a few tweaks, for some reason my cake split at the top and I didn't chill the icing so it was too runny. Other than that the cake has turned out delicious and is fast disappearing will definitely be making it again

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