Easy Chocolate Fudge Cake Recipe

easy chocolate fudge cake

There’s something quite special about fudge cake, it’s squidgy, moist and ridiculously yummy served warm with lashings of double cream. It almost crosses the line between a pudding and a cake and you’d be forgiven for thinking it was a complicated dessert to master. Always keen to share my love of Chocolate I decided to bring you my easy Chocolate fudge cake recipe. It’s filled with a yummy chocolate buttercream and topped with ganache, a cake to satisfy the most serious of chocolate cravings!

The Cake

225g / 8oz Self Raising Flour

225g / 8oz Caster Sugar

2 1/2 Tbsp Cocoa powder

1 Tsp Baking Powder

2 1/2 Tbsp Golden Syrup

3 Medium Eggs

200ml Sunflower Oil

200ml Milk


In a large mixing bowl combine all the dry ingredients. Make a dip or well in the centre and add the eggs, golden syrup, milk and oil and beat together until smooth.

Pour into two greased sandwich cake tins and bake in a preheated over at 180C / 350F / Gas Mark 4 for approximately 30 minutes. Remove the cakes from the oven and cool on a wire rack.


Chocolate Buttercream Centre

225g / 8oz Butter

85g / 3oz Melted Dark Chocolate

500g / 17oz Icing Sugar

3 Tbsp Milk


Blend the butter together with the melted chocolate, then gradually mix in the icing sugar. The mixture will become fairly stiff and dry looking. Gradually add in the milk until the buttercream becomes a spreadable consistency.

Sandwich the cooled cakes together using the buttercream


Semi Sweet Ganache Topping

150ml Double Cream

80g / 3oz Milk Chocolate

80g / 3oz Dark Chocolate


Warm the cream slowly on the cooker hob. Chop the chocolate into pieces and add to the cream. Stir until the chocolate is completely melted. Cool slightly before pouring over the cake. The cake then needs to be kept in a refrigerator.

Tip 1. If you want to go all out sweetness you can swap the semi sweet ganache for a full milk chocolate ganache.

Tip 2. I pour the entire ganache on top of the cake and let it ooze down the sides to the base. For a neater looking cake you can be more conservative with the topping. For me though it’s all about the taste with this one!

Easy Pistachio Cake Recipe with Cardamom Cream Icing

pistachio cake recipeFrom time to time I get rather bored of all my cake recipes and seriously hanker for something new and a bit more interesting. It was on one of these occasions that I came up with my super easy Pistachio cake recipe. I had looked around for a similar recipe but they all called for ingredients I just didn’t have and seemed overly complicated for what I had in mind. With this in mind I created this lovely sweet treat, it’s a wonderful moist cake with a denser texture than a simple sponge. The flavour is then truly highlighted by a Cardamom cream topping.

What You’ll Need for the cake

100g/4oz Pistachios (shelled)

4 Eggs

225g/8oz Self Raising Flour

225g/8oz Butter

170g/6oz Caster Sugar

55g/2oz Soft Brown Sugar


Cardamom Cream Topping

Seeds from 6 cardamom pods

100g/4oz Butter

200g/7oz Icing Sugar

200ml/7 fl oz Double Cream



Cream together the butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl.

Sieve the flour into the mixing bowl and then add the rest of the ingredients and whisk to form a cake batter.

Chop the pistachios (not too finely, we want a bit of texture in the cake) and fold into the mixture.

Scoop the batter into a prepared cake tin and bake in an oven 180C/ 350F / Gas Mark 4 for 55 minutes – 1hour or until the cake is cooked all the way through. Cool on a wire rack.


Once the cake has cooled begin making the topping. Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Grind the cardamom seeds in a pestle and mortar and add to the mixture. Pour in the cream and whisk until the topping is light and fluffy and easy to spread.

Spread onto the top of your cake and then admire your handiwork.

Finally grab a cup of tea and enjoy a slice!




Simple Cake Recipe

Basic Cake RecipeToday I’m sharing with you a very simple cake recipe, designed to assist brand new bakers looking to cook their very first cake. My youngest son has recently expressed an interest in cooking and this was the recipe he used. It’s very much a basic cake, but sometimes that’s just what you need. The cake above was made by my youngest 🙂

What You’ll Need

8oz Self Raising Flour

8oz Caster Sugar

8oz Butter

4 eggs

A Tsp Vanilla extract *optional

Strawberry Jam (or buttercream)

Icing Sugar to decorate

Hint. The beauty of this simple recipe is the ease with which it can be increased or decreased, how ever many eggs you use will require double the amount of oz of the other ingredients eg. 3 eggs, 6oz flour, 6oz sugar etc etc.


Measure out all the ingredients into a mixing bowl and whisk to combine.

Spread the batter into a greased cake tin and then bake in a pre-heated oven at 170C for 25-30mins. It’s ready when a knife or skewer comes out clean when inserted into the cake.

Remove from the tin and cool on a wire rack. Once fully cooled spread Strawberry Jam (or buttercream) in the centre. Sieve icing sugar onto the top to finish.

Ta-Da the easiest cake ever! The simple cake recipe.