Dark Chocolate Fudge Cake Recipe

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8in cake


30 min


30 min


  • 175g (6oz) plain chocolate
  • 200g (7oz) butter, softened
  • 200g (7oz) self raising flour
  • 300g (oz) light muscovado sugar
  • 30g (1oz ) cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 4 eggs
  • For the chocolate ganache
  • 100g (4oz) plain chocolate, broken up
  • 50g (2oz) butter
  • 100ml  (4floz) double cream
  • you will need
  • a 20cm (8in ) round cake base lined with baking parchment


  • Preheat the oven to 180C/fan160C/gas 4.

  • Place the chocolate and butter in a small pan with 100ml water and heat gently until melted and smooth.

  • Sift the flour, cocoa powder and baking powder into a mixing bowl and stir in the sugar. Beat the eggs into the flour then pour in the chocolate mixture and beat until smooth.

  • Spread the mixture into the cake tin and bake for 45-55 mins or until firm in the centre and a skewer comes out cleanly. Cool for 10 minutes, then turn out and cool completely.

  • Meanwhile, make the icing. Melt the chocolate and butter in a bowl over a pan of just simmering water. Stir until smooth, then beat in the cream. Cool slightly and spread over the top of the cake.

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