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!

Easter Baking & Making with a twist!

Easter is the one time of year where you can wake up and eat chocolate for breakfast guilt free! Tis a magical time when calories don’t add up and sugar isn’t bad for you, or at least that’s what I like to tell myself. Of course there’s nothing like tucking into a traditional chocolate egg, but why stop there, let the fun continue with quirky takes on traditional treats. Here’s a few I came up with this year.

creme eggs benedictCrème Eggs Benedict

Looking for a traditional egg based breakfast, then look away now because this is the unashamedly sinful Crème Eggs Benedict. Halved crème eggs lay innocently upon slices of Chocolate Carrot Cake before being laden with molten milk chocolate. I might have created this but I’m not afraid to say it’s amazing!

If you want to give this a try, you’ll need 1 crème egg per two slices of cake and some melted chocolate to top.

Chocolate Carrot Cake:

175g/6oz Self Raising Flour

1 Tsp Ground Cinnamon

100g/4oz Grated Carrot

100g/4oz Butter

100g/4oz Soft Brown Sugar

2 Large Eggs

25g/1oz Cocoa Powder

Mix grated carrot together with the flour, cinnamon and cocoa, set aside.

Cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Whisk in eggs one at a time, spoon in a little flour mixture to stop the eggs curdling. Gradually mix in the flour mixture.

Bake in a loaf tin Gas Mark 3, 325F, 160C for 30mins – 1 hour. Cool on a wire rack.

Once cooled place two cut slices onto a plate. Top each with half a crème egg, make sure you use a sharp knife to cut the crème egg in half or it may squash slightly. Then top with melted milk chocolate.


IMG_7852The Mega Egg!

This egg may look innocent enough, but it is in fact a mega egg! That means a chocolate egg which contains a Kinder Egg, but wait there’s more, inside the Kinder egg is a Crème egg! Mega Eggs require a steady hand and a sharp knife but the look on your recipient’s face is definitely worth it.


Begin by cracking open a Kinder egg, insert a crème egg still in it’s wrapper. Next wrap up your Kinder egg once again so the surprise is hidden.IMG_7779 IMG_7780

Crack open a regular chocolate egg and insert your special Kinder egg. Finally place the original egg back together and rewrap for Chocolate based delight and wonder.IMG_7930IMG_7933

The Ultimate Chocolate Easter Nest

When it comes to chocolate, bigger is almost always better, so with this in mind I made the ultimate chocolate Easter nest. Made by melting chocolate which is then mixed together with crushed shredded wheat cereal, it is then arranged inside a cake tin and topped with Mini Eggs. Much better than individual portions served in cake papers.


For more quirky Easter ideas check out my previous posts, here are a couple of suggestions:

Easter Egg cakes cooked in real egg shells!

Easter Egg Knitting Pattern

Easter crafts for kids – Simple button flower decorations and Chocolate Easter nests

Following on from my previous two posts here are my last two Bostik craft club tutorials. I hope you enjoy making (and eating) them!

IMG_7928Simple Button Flower Decorations

What you’ll need:




Bostik Glue


Start by drawing flower shapes onto your felt, you’ll need two pieces for each flower. Cut out each piece carefully.

IMG_7759Glue a piece of ribbon to one flower piece, once secure glue another flower piece on top.

IMG_7760Then all you need to do is glue a button to the front to make the centre of your flower, super simple and super fun!



Chocolate Easter Nests

What you’ll need:

Shredded wheat


Mini Eggs


Starting by melting your chocolate, this can be done in a double boiler on in the microwave, if using the microwave make sure to melt in short bursts of about 10 seconds and then stir, this will help to stop the chocolate burning.IMG_7709

Crush up some shredded wheat cereal and add to the bowl of melted chocolate, you can actually mix in a surprisingly large amount, so don’t hold back. Once mixed arrange inside cake cases using a spoon and then drop some mini eggs inside to complete the nest. Leave to set.IMG_7767