Quick Chocolate Fudge Cake
Quick Chocolate Fudge Cake

Quick Chocolate Fudge Cake

Time
PREP: 20 mins
Cook: 25 mins
Difficulty
Quite Easy
serves
Serves: 12

A true winner at birthdays and dinner parties, our Quick Chocolate Fudge Cake recipe promises to impress every single time. With a light and moist chocolate sponge and the easiest fudgey icing you’ve ever seen, your guests won't be able to resist asking for the recipe! Our quick 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!

Quick Chocolate Fudge Cake
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Self-raising flour

175g

Cocoa powder

2½ tbsp

Bicarbonate of soda

1tsp

Caster sugar

150g

Eggs

2

Corn oil

150ml

Milk

150ml

Vanilla extract

2tsp

Dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids)

125g

You will also need…

2 x 18cm sandwich cake tins, base-lined with baking parchment

Step 1 of 5

Preheat the oven to 180°C, (160°C for fan ovens), Gas Mark 4.

Step 2 of 5

Quick Chocolate Fudge Cake

Sieve the flour, cocoa and bicarbonate of soda into a bowl and stir in the sugar. In a separate bowl, whisk the oil, milk, eggs, half the vanilla and a tablespoonful of caramel until smooth. Then mix into the flour mixture (it will be quite runny – but that’s fine!).

Step 3 of 5

Quick Chocolate Fudge Cake

Divide the cake mix between the two tins and bake for about 20-25 minutes until springy. Cool the cakes in their tins and then turn out onto a cake rack.

Step 4 of 5

Quick Chocolate Fudge Cake

Melt the chocolate, then beat in the rest of the caramel and vanilla, beat well until smooth and glossy.

Step 5 of 5

Quick Chocolate Fudge Cake

Put one half of the cake onto a plate and spread a few dollops of icing on top. Sandwich with the other half. Spread over the rest of the icing – on top or top and sides – it’s up to you!If you're making this chocolate fudge cake recipe for a birthday, why not get a little creative? Buy decorative icing pens to write your own personal message, or add an elegant touch with some edible icing flowers.

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Quick Chocolate Fudge Cake is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 38.
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy chocolate cake I’ve made this cake several times and it is quick and easy. I like the caramel flavor however the amount of caramel suggested to ice the cake with is well, too much! You could use half of the caramel ( after using the tablespoon of it in the actual mixture) along with the chocolate and you’d have plenty. A great, go to recipe.
Date published: 2021-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The most amazing chocolate fudge cake! I've made this cake on several occasions for various birthdays, so easy to make and decorate how you like to make it look really flashy! My most recent creations were a crumbled flake topping with Darkmilk buttons and also a fresh strawberry one for my brother in law who is a professional high end chef and who genuinely said that it was one of the best flavoured/textured chocolate fudge cakes he's had in a long time!
Date published: 2021-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant cake I have used this recipe for several years now it never fails a moist chocolatey cake goes down a treat
Date published: 2021-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best chocolate cake ever !! I have been making this recipe for over 5 years &always so moist & rich my grandchildren absolutely love it
Date published: 2021-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So easy This is so easy,and looks amazing. I sprinkled some broken up chocolate flake on top Will definitely make it again
Date published: 2021-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Chocolate fudge cake The best fudge cake ever and so easy to make and super delicious.
Date published: 2021-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply the best chocolate fudge cake! This is my go to chocolate cake recipe, it never fails to impress. Very easy to adapt the recipe to chocolate orange (using orange vanilla extract and Orange Aero chocolate), cupcakes, gluten free, even blackforest gateau cupcakes by adding a bit of kirsch to the mixture, using a cream cheese icing and putting a little morello cherry jam in the centres! My favourite thing though is reserving a bit of the caramel to eat with a spoon ;-) I've also tried the drizzling caramel but definitely works best using tinned.
Date published: 2021-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It’s a keeper This recipe turned out great. Could only get hold of dark chocolate with 56% cocoa in it, I used the whole bar (150g). Just a question regarding the icing sugar, was it meant to go in the sponge mix? I couldn’t see it in the method.
Date published: 2021-01-16
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