CHOCOLATE FUDGE CAKE

We had a charity bake off at work this week and I’d 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 thought I’d share this perfect recipe for a chilled out Sunday.

Chocolate fudge cake recipe

Chocolate Fudge Cake Recipe

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

1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

Chocolate Fudge Icing

50g (2oz) butter

3-4 tbsp milk

250g (8oz) icing sugar

2 tbsp 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.

Method

Cake

  1. Put chocolate (which is broken into small squares) 4 tbsp 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 1 tbsp 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.
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I’d love for you to share and let me know if you made the chocolate fudge cake

Jasmin x

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