Chocolate Fudge Cake

We’re having a charity bake off at work tomorrow and I said I would make my favourite chocolate fudge cake for the occasion. I haven’t shared a recipe on here for a while and so I thought I would share this as it’s a perfect recipe for a chilled out Sunday.

Chocolate Fudge Cake

125g (4oz)
plain chocolate i.e. Bourneville

300ml (1/2
pint) milk

125g (4oz)
soft brown sugar

125g (4oz)
butter or margarine

125g (4oz)
golden caster sugar

2 eggs separated

250g (8oz)
plain flour

1tsp
bicarbonate of soda

Chocolate Fudge Icing

50g (2oz) butter

3-4 tbsp
milk                                      

250g (8oz) icing sugar                     

2tbsp
cocoa powder                        

Additional info


Need 18cm x
28cm (7 inch x 11 inch) tin

Use baking
parchment and line the try making sure the paper comes 1 inch above the sides.

When using
baking parchment, there is no need to the grease the paper.

1.     
Put chocolate (which is broken into small
squares) 4tbsp of milk and the soft brown sugar into a  

         pan. Heat gently and
stir until melted.

2.     
Once melted, stir in remaining milk.

3.     
Cream the butter and caster sugar together until
light and fluffy. Beat the egg yolks in 

         thoroughly.

4.     
Sift the plain flour and bicarbonate of soda
together. Add to the creamed mixture with the 

         melted chocolate mixture and beat
until smooth.

5.     
Whisk the egg whites until soft peaks form.

6.     
Fold in 1tbsp of the egg whites into the cake
mixture to lighten it then carefully fold in the rest.

7.     
Pour the mixture into the prepared tin.

8.     
Bake in a preheated oven at 180°C
(in fan assisted oven). Check after 20 mins. Cake needs to   

         spring back when
pressed.

9.     
Place on a wire rack and cool slightly

Icing

1.     
Put butter and 1tbsp milk in a small pan. Heat
gently until melted.

2.     
Sift icing sugar and cocoa powder together. Add
to the pan, mixing until smooth, adding a little  

         more milk if needed.

3.     
Pour the mix over the warm cake and spread evenly to the
edges. Allow to set completely and 

         cut into squares.

Chocolate Fudge Cake with Peanut Butter Ice Cream just to be extra naughty!!

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4 Comments

  1. April 27, 2014 / 5:33 pm

    Looks yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe and good luck with the charity bake-off tomorrow!
    xo

  2. April 28, 2014 / 9:05 am

    Ohhh yum I love baking cakes, especially chocolate!!!! Have fun in your bake off x

    • May 11, 2014 / 11:25 am

      Aww thanks Lovely. The bake off went really well. x

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