Recipe: Easy Chocolate Fudge Cake
  • HOME

Recipe: Easy Chocolate Fudge Cake

A simple chocolate cake recipe to try this weekend

There’s nothing like a good chocolate cake, particularly when it’s as easy to make as this recipe from the Easy Peasy Baking Campaign.

Recipe: Easy Chocolate Fudge Cake

Makes one round two layer 15cm cake

Ingredients

Sponge:

  • 175g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 150g soft light brown sugar
  • 50g cocoa powder 
  • 2 eggs
  • 150ml/g sunflower oil 
  • 150ml/g milk

Icing:

  • 300g dark or milk chocolate
  • 150ml/g double cream (cold)

Equipment:

  • 2 x 15cm round cake tins lined with baking paper
  • Mixing bowl
  • Whisk
  • Microwaveable bowl
  • Icing spatula/knife

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 160°C.
  2. In the mixing bowl, combine the flour, bicarbonate, sugar and cocoa powder.
  3. Add in the eggs, oil and milk and whisk everything together until no lumps remain.
  4. Divide the batter into the two cake tins and bake for 20-25 minutes until springy in the centre. Allow to cool completely before icing. 
  5. Whilst the sponges are cooling, melt the chosen chocolate for the icing in the microwave (in 30 second increments and stirring to prevent burning). Once it is melted completely, pour in the cold double cream and combine until glossy and smooth.
  6. Sandwich the two sponges with the icing before covering the top and sides. Decorate as you wish.

Recipe from the Easy Peasy Baking campaign, launched by UK Flour Millers, making baking simple. You can find more Easy Peasy Baking recipes and information on the campaign over on the Fab Flour website: fabflour.co.uk

MORE RECIPES:

Lemon Drizzle Cake / Easy Fairy Cakes