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

Icing sugar

1tbsp

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

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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 32.
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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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Massive Family Favourite I make this Chocolate Fudge Cake at least every other week, takes no time to put together!! It is beautiful, moist ,rich and chocolaty!!!
Date published: 2020-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worlds best chocolate fudge cake Brilliant quick easy recipe ideal for a beginner but also a lovely recipe.
Date published: 2020-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tastes delicious I've made this chocolate fudge cake a few times over the years and love it as everyone else does too :) so simple to follow
Date published: 2020-09-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better Than Anything in the Shops! Love this cake! Very easy to make. My family love it!
Date published: 2020-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Chocolate cake I have used this recipe so many times its brilliant turned out well every time and everyone loves it
Date published: 2020-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great birthday cake any day I first made this of my niece birthday and have since made it on several occasions. Easy to make, lovely cake, once made doesn’t last long once made.
Date published: 2020-08-28
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