Chocolate Fudge Cake Recipe

Americans know a thing or two about chocolate fudge cakes, so this is our take on a U.S. recipe, with the easiest fudgy frosting you’ve ever seen!

Our chocolate fudge cake recipe is easy to follow, and whether you whip it up for a celebration or a family treat, it’s sure to be a hit.
Serves: 16

You will also need...

2 x 18cm sandwich cake tins, base-lined with baking parchment
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  • Prep time
    30 mins

    Cook time
    25 mins

Each serving typically contains

  • Energy 1340kJ 320kcal 16%
  • Fat 15.1g 22%
  • Saturates 6.0g 30%
  • Sugars 28.1g 31%
  • Salt 0.47g 8%

of an adult's Reference Intake (RI)*
Energy per 100g: 1811kJ/432kcal
*Reference Intake of an average adult (8400kJ/2000kcal).
Portions should be adjusted for children of different ages.

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Here's how easy it is...
  1. Preheat oven to 180C (160C with fan) Gas mark 4
  2. Sieve the flour and bicarbonate of soda together in a large bowl. Place the dark chocolate in a microwave safe bowl and microwave, for 30 seconds or until melted. Add the oil, water, Carnation Light Condensed Milk, eggs and vanilla to the melted chocolate and stir until smooth.
  3. Make a well in the middle of the flour and then pour in half the chocolate mix. Stir well, then add the other half and mix till smooth.
  4. Pour the mixture into 2 prepared 8 inch cake tins and bake for 25 minutes or until a skewer to the centre comes out clean.
  5. Chill completely. Sandwich the cakes together with the Carnation Chocolate filling and topping then use the remainder to cover.
  6. And that’s it – you’ll have a delicious homemade chocolate fudge cake that tastes as good as it looks.

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Discussion Board

  • Jimpix1
    June 27, 2016
    I'm wanting to make a batch of orange flavoured fudge and was wondering how much orange extract to use.
    As well as this I'm wanting to make a butterscotch batch and want to know howhat to go about flavouring it

    Carnation says:
    Hi Mohkam, Orange flavoured fudge sounds delicious! Half a teaspoon of essence should be just enough. Alternatively try adding the zest of a large orange.
  • P
    May 23, 2016
    How long does this cake keep?

    Carnation says:
    Hello P, this cake will keep in an airtight container for 3 days.
  • faria
    November 27, 2015
    This is a fantastic and simple recipe.The cake is very moist and and light. I normally add 50 grams of butter and I use only 50ml of oil and it tastes great 👍
  • Josephine
    September 27, 2015
    Made this for my sons birthday cake.......he loved it. We all did :-) ♥
  • mmw
    September 02, 2014
    This cake was delicious, moist & very enjoyable!
  • smith0054
    July 21, 2014
    OMG! This cake is to die for...... chocolate nirvana! The recipe gave a good quantity of frosting, the cake was light and moist and it tasted divine. It is one of the best, if not the best chocolate fudge cakes I have ever tasted. I will be making this again....and again.....and again................