Fudgy chocolate cake

Fudgy chocolate cake

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(11 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 1 hr


Cuts into 8-10 slices
An irresistible combo made with soured cream to make it extra moist and doubly delicious!

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freeze un-iced

Nutrition: per slice (10)

  • kcal532
  • fat33g
  • saturates13g
  • carbs51g
  • sugars35g
  • fibre4g
  • protein7g
  • salt0.8g
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  • 150ml sunflower oil, plus extra for the tin
    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil is made from pressing sunflower seeds and extracting the oil. It's usually…

  • 100g dark chocolate, broken into chunks
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    Dark chocolate

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    Dark chocolate means the shiny, dark-reddish brown treat produced from the cacao bean, theobroma…

  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 200g light muscovado sugar
  • 6 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 100ml soured cream
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp instant coffee, dissolved in 1 tbsp hot water
  • 1 Cadbury Flake, crumbled, to decorate

For the icing

  • 100g butter, softened



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 85g icing sugar
  • 50g cocoa powder, sifted
  • 1-2 tbsp milk



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


  1. Heat oven to 160C/140C fan/gas 3. Oil a 23cm round cake tin, then line the base with baking parchment.

  2. Whizz the chocolate into small pieces in a food processor. Tip the flour, sugar, cocoa, oil, soured cream, eggs, vanilla, dissolved coffee and 100ml hot water into a large mixing bowl. Whisk everything together with electric beaters until smooth, then quickly stir in the whizzedup chocolate bits. Pour the batter into the tin and bake for 50 mins-1 hr until risen and springy to the touch. Transfer to a wire rack and leave to cool.

  3. To make the icing, beat the butter in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Add the icing sugar, cocoa and a drop of milk, and beat until creamy. Beat in more milk, if necessary, to loosen the icing to a spreadable consistency. Spread the icing over the top of the cake and sprinkle with crumbled Flake. The cake can be kept in an airtight container for 1-2 days.

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14th Mar, 2015
The texture was okay but the taste was awful. The strongest flavour in the cake was the sunflower oil...yuk! I think the cake would taste better using butter instead of oil. Also the icing wasn't great, I think it needed some real melted chocolate, instead of all the cocoa powder.
20th Jan, 2014
Rubbish cake, not sweet enough and has a very funny aftertaste, I'm not sure if this is down to oil being used rather than butter. I like so many others didn't do a butter cream, but a chocolate ganash, but this just added to its bitter taste. In the bin I'm afraid, look for a cake which uses butter and melted chocolate, rather tan cocoa, and you will have a sweeter cake. But ideal for those who want a more bitter, darker feel to their cakes. I made in two 8" rounds sandwich tins and iced the middle of the cake, but it a moist rather than light and crumbly cake, so this is not strictly necessary. I wont make again, but easy to make.
22nd Jan, 2013
Not impressed at all, complete waste of ingredients. The cake hardly rose and does have quite a strange taste to it. It may be because of the amount of cocoa powder added in, so it tastes slightly bitter. The best bit about the cake is the icing, but I didn't use the recipe and instead made a simple chocolate ganache (200ml double cream and 200g dark chocolate).
19th Jan, 2013
Of what relevance to the recipe are the last 3 posts????? I would like to make this cake and am interested to read the feedback before doing so. Can we stick to the subject? Haven't you heard of e-mail?
15th Jan, 2013
I have made this cake today, instead of dark chocolate i used galaxy chocolate....delicious.
6th Jan, 2013
Very disappointing far too heavy and ended up in the bin
23rd Oct, 2012
Forgot to rate.
23rd Oct, 2012
Made this 2 times for my daughter birthday and then for her party very nice everybody liked it.
17th Sep, 2012
made at weekend and was disapointed - found it heavy and had an aftertaste none of us liked, pity cos its easy to make
17th Sep, 2012
The icing makes this cake!


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