Chocolate Fudge Cake
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Chocolate Fudge Cake

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Serves 12

A great chocolate fudge cake for parties and events.

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  • 175g Self-Raising Flour
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1.5 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 2 tbsp golden syrup
  • 2 medium sized eggs - beaten
  • 1/4pt sunflower oil
  • 1/4pt Milk
  • 75g unsalted butter
  • 175g icing sugar (more if needed)
  • 2.5 tbsp cocoa powder
  • milk or warm water


    1. Pre-heat the oven to 180°F/ Gas mark 4. Grease and line two 18cm sandwich tins.
    2. Sieve the flour, cocoa and bicarbonate of soda into a bowl.
    3. Add the sugar and mix well. make a well in centre and add the syrup,eggs,oil and milk. beat well 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. Sandwich the two cakes together with butter cream icing, to make the icing place the butter in a bowl and beat until soft.
    6. Gradually sift and beat in the icing sugar and then add enough milk/water until soft (if you add to much milk/water just sift some more icing sugar in) make the icing fluffy and spreadable.
    7. Finally sandwich the cakes together with the icing and the cover the cake in the rest of the icing. use a fork to put some patterns on the top if needed.

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lily morris
19th Aug, 2018
So here's a real review. Ignore the people saying it tastes bad, it doesn't. It was very light and fluffy and it was a great recipe. Remember to find a tin that leaves room for your cake to rise because some people had difficulty with that and it does rise a few cm. I also used 100g of light brown sugar and 50g of caster sugar to make it more fudgy. Overall, make this cake 'tis a good cake and ignore the negative vibes the other reviews have :)
28th May, 2018
This cake didnt do well for me at all. First off what size cake tins do we use? I split mine into 3 smaller cake tins since there was just enough ingredients. I only half filled the tins and because of the amount of bicarb in the cake mix its spilled out into the oven. Tried a test of the spilled batter to see how it tasted and it tastes very much of bicarb. Probably gonna throw the lot in the bin. I wouldn't trust this recipe next time.
16th Mar, 2011
This is same recipe as the top member recipe naughty chocolate fudge cake. the only difference being the 1.5 tsp bicarb which sounds like far too much to me.
31st May, 2010
Fantastic recipe - made this twice for the family and it never lasts very long - delicious!
12th May, 2010
i like cheese :-3
12th Apr, 2010
Nice Resipe!!.. I Will Be Cooking it Verry Soon!!..xx
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Carol C
31st Aug, 2015
i only used a tsp bicarb and half of the milk and oil as the mixture was too wet.. also added a quarter teaspoon of vanilla extract.