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Chocolate fudge cake
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Chocolate fudge cake

By robyncorduff (GoodFood Community)
  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
    • 1 hour for icing
  • More effort
  • Serves 8
This cake is a perfect cake for a birthday or any occasion, it is best served when you have left in the fridge overnight.


175g butter,softened plus extra for greasing

  • 175g golden caster sugar
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 3tbsp golden syrup
  • 40g ground almonds/40g desicated coconut/zest of 1 orange
  • 175g self-raising flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 40g cocoa powder

For the icing

  • 225g plain chocolate broken into pieces
  • 55g dark muscovado sugar
  • 225g butter diced
  • 5 tbsp evaporated milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract


  • STEP 1
    Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C. Grease and line two 20cm sandwich tins.
  • STEP 2
    For the icing place the ingredients in a saucepan. Heat gently, stirring constantly, until melted.( It may seperate but if this does happen keep stirring until it goes through.)
  • STEP 3
    Pour into a bowl and leave to cool, cover and chill for 1 hour in the fridge or until spreadable.
  • STEP 4
    for the cake, place the butter and sugar in a bowl and Beat together until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in the eggs. Stir in the golden syrup and almonds.
  • STEP 5
    Sift in the flour, salt and cocoa powder into a seperate bowl and gently mix together. Then fold into the mixture. Add a little water or milk if necessary to make a dropping consistency.
  • STEP 6
    Spoon the mixture into the prepared tins and bake in the preheated oven for 30-35 mins or until springy to the touch and a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean.
  • STEP 7
    Cool in the tins for 5 minutes then turn out on a wire rack to cool completely.
  • STEP 8
    When the cakes are completely cool sandwich the cakes together with the icing, spread the remaining icing over the tops and on the sides with a palette knife swirling it to give it a frosted appeareance. Cut into slices and serve!

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