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Easy chocolate fudge cake

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
  • Easy
  • Serves 8

Need a guaranteed crowd-pleasing cake that's easy to make? This super-squidgy chocolate fudge cake with smooth icing is an instant baking win

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition: per serving
NutrientUnit
kcal608
fat33g
saturates11g
carbs69g
sugars52g
fibre2g
protein7g
salt0.7g
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Ingredients

For the icing

Method

  • STEP 1

    Heat the oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Oil and line the base of two 18cm sandwich tins. Sieve the flour, cocoa powder and bicarbonate of soda into a bowl. Add the caster sugar and mix well.

  • STEP 2

    Make a well in the centre and add the golden syrup, eggs, sunflower oil and milk. Beat well with an electric whisk until smooth.

  • STEP 3

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

  • STEP 4

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

  • STEP 5

    Sandwich the two cakes together with the butter icing and cover the sides and the top of the cake with more icing.

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