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Simple Chocolate Fudge Cake Recipe

Simple Chocolate Fudge Cake Recipe


40 mins


20 mins




Simple Chocolate Fudge Cake Recipe


This chocolate fudge cake covered in a heavenly chocolate buttercream and with a ganache drip is simply irresistible. It is likely to become your go-to recipe for any celebrations or special occasions and it’s also a great treat to enjoy with your coffee or tea.

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To make the chocolate cake

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 160 C (fan). Lightly grease three 20cm sandwich cake tins and line them up with baking parchment. Set aside.

Step 2

In a large bowl, sift together the flour and cocoa powder. Set aside.

Step 3

Place the chocolate, sugar and butter in a medium saucepan with 100 ml of water over a medium heat and melt it all together, then set aside to cool.

Step 4

Once cooled, transfer to a large bowl and add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well. Stir in the vanilla bean paste.

Step 5

Add the chocolate mixture into the flour and cocoa mixture and stir it all together until well combined. Divide the batter between the cake tins and bake for 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. Leave to cool.

To make the buttercream

Step 1

To make the buttercream, whisk the icing sugar and butter, using an electric mixer until light and fluffy (about 3 minutes), then add the melted chocolate and mix it all together until well combined.

Step 2

Spread a thick layer of buttercream on top of one of the cakes, sandwich the other cake on top, and repeat with all the layers. Spread the remaining buttercream on top and sides of the cake so it is covered completely.

To make the ganache dip

Step 1

To make ganache dip, heat the cream in a small saucepan or microwave, until hot, but not boiling. Add the dark chocolate pieces into the cream and stir it until it has all melted and you have smooth, glossy ganache.

Step 2

Transfer the ganache into a squeezy bottle and create small drips on the edge of the cake (you can also use a spoon to do it).

Step 3

Decorate the top of the cake as you desire.

Ingredients – 7 items



For the chocolate cake


Self raising flour

250 g

Cocoa powder

50 g

Dark chocolate

(min 70% cocoa), broken into smaller pieces

250 g
Fairtrade Golden Caster

Tate & Lyle Fairtrade Golden Caster Sugar

250 g



250 g

Large eggs


Vanilla bean paste

1 tsp

For the chocolate buttercream

Fairtrade Cane Icing Sugar

Fairtrade Tate & Lyle Icing Sugar


250 g



250 g

Dark chocolate

250 g

For the ganache drip


Double cream

150 ml

Dark chocolate

Broken into smaller pieces

150 g

To decorate


Chocolate sprinkles, chocolate stars, chocolate curls to decorate (optional)

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