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!
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
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!