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Chocolate Fudge Cake Recipe: A Delicious Dessert Cake to Celebrate a Birthday or a Special Occasion

Updated on September 22, 2020
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Gabriel loves to cook all kinds of foods, from baking to a full roast dinner.

Chocolate Cake Recipe for any Celebration
Chocolate Cake Recipe for any Celebration | Source

Cook's Note

This deliciously scrumptious Chocolate Fudge Cake Recipe is not for the faint hearted. This cake is seriously good and certainly won't help with any faddy diet. If you're trying to fit into that little black dress: look away now... however if you're more interested in wooing the Easter Bunny or even Santa Claus, then I have good news: you're on the right page! Indulge people :)

Cook Time

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 25 min
Ready in: 45 min
Yields: Serves 8 to 10

Ingredients for Cake Mix

  • 180 grams self raising flour, sieved
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda, sieved
  • 2 tsp Cadburys drinking chocolate, sieved
  • 150 grams golden caster sugar, sieved
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 150ml milk
  • 150ml sunflower oil
  • 50ml golden syrup


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180°C/350F/Gas Mark 4. Grease, flour and double line two 18cm round baking tins with baking parchment.
  2. Sieve the flour, drinking chocolate and bicarbonate of soda into a bowl, add in the sugar and stir to mix.
  3. In a seperate bowl, beat the eggs, milk and sunflower oil and add to the flour mixture and mix, add the syrup and beat well to blend all the ingredients to a smooth batter.
  4. Pour the cake batter in equal measures into the two tins. Don't worry about smoothing the top of the mixture, it will even out with the heat of the oven.
  5. Bake in the oven for 20 to 25 minutes until cooked. Insert a skewer into the center of the cake, if it comes out clean the cake is cooked.
  6. Remove from the oven and leave to cool in the tins before removing to a cooling rack.

I bake a lot and highly reccommned the Hamilton Beach Mixer. The space between the bowl and the actual mixer allows you to add ingredients while mixing without messing. Great little machine.

Grease, Flour and Line Tins
Grease, Flour and Line Tins | Source
Beat to a Smooth Batter
Beat to a Smooth Batter | Source
Ready to Bake
Ready to Bake | Source
Cool Before Removing From Tins
Cool Before Removing From Tins
Completely Cover The Cake With The Butter Icing
Completely Cover The Cake With The Butter Icing | Source
Slice and Serve
Slice and Serve | Source

Ingredients for Butter Icing

  • 100 grams of unsalted butter
  • 200 grams of icing sugar
  • 4 tbsp of Cadburys drinking chocolate
  • a little milk


  1. Beat the butter in a large bowl till soft, beat in the icing sugar and drinking powder bit by bit.
  2. Add in the milk and continue beating till light and fluffy.
  3. Spread a good layer of the butter icing on to one of the cakes, topping with the other sandwiching the two cakes together.
  4. Spread the remaining butter icing over and around the sides of the cake.
  5. Using a palette knife to smooth the icing around the edges creating a smooth surface.
  6. Use the palatte knife to make sweeping swirls on the top of the cake. Start in the center moving to the edge of the cake.
  7. Cut a length of parchment paper and fix it around the cake. Tie and secure a coloured ribbon (over the parchment paper) with a clean bob pin to add an easy yet professional finish.

Chocolate Fudge Cake
Chocolate Fudge Cake | Source

Bake And Rate

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If you are new to the world of baking I highly recommend 'Baking Made Easy' by Lorraine Pascale. The recipes are easy to follow and fun to bake. I love it!

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Cook's Tip

I use Cadburys drinking chocolate as I find it gives the cake a lovely moist, smooth texture; the flavor is rich but not sickly or too heavy. Making this cake perfect for all taste buds including little ones.

Serving Suggestions

  • Pour over hot chocolate sauce and dust with icing sugar to make an impressive dessert.
  • Opt for a serving of clotted cream with a few fresh raspberries on the side.
  • Whisk up some double cream, mix in some black pitted cherries and serve a generous dollop to accompany your fudge cake.
  • Break the chocolate bank and top your cake with Cadbury's chocolate flakes (lightly crushed).
  • Top with smarties or M&M's for a kiddies treat or birthday cake (sugar bomb but hey!)

Kids Love Cake:

Add Smarties to Make a Great Kids Cake
Add Smarties to Make a Great Kids Cake | Source

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      Dil Vil 

      8 years ago from India

      Pics are awesome... Great recipe, well organized article and well written as well. Good work!

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      Gabriel Wilson 

      8 years ago from Madeira, Portugal

      Hello lesliebyars, I hope you enjoy it as much as my family. It's a regular weekender in my house :)

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      Gabriel Wilson 

      8 years ago from Madeira, Portugal

      Thank you very much pstrauble48 :)

    • Gabriel Wilson profile imageAUTHOR

      Gabriel Wilson 

      8 years ago from Madeira, Portugal

      Hi Claudia, the texture is rich but not heavy so I suppose it is dense but not a heavy on the stomach dense; you'll definitely go back for more, or perhaps I'm just a greedy glutton :)

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      8 years ago

      Sounds delicious and easy to make. Two of my favorite thing's to hear in the kitchen, lol. Great recipe I'll definitely try it my friend.

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      Patricia Scott 

      8 years ago from North Central Florida

      Okay, so my first thought...dive right in. There are after all only 3 food groups...chocolate, chocolate, and, of course, chocolate. Thanks for sharing..

      Sending Angels your way :) ps

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      Claudia Tello 

      8 years ago from Mexico

      Wow! It does look seriously good. I am salivating like a Pavlov dog already :) Could you describe the texture of the cake though? Is it fluffy or is it dense? It does look quite dense in the picture -and that is fantastic- but one never knows… I love dense chocolate cakes but hate the fluffy ones.

    • Gabriel Wilson profile imageAUTHOR

      Gabriel Wilson 

      8 years ago from Madeira, Portugal

      Thank you for your lovely comment and I certainly hope you enjoy this cake :)

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      8 years ago from New Delhi, India

      This sounds so delicious. I love chocolate based deserts. With your illustrations and easy to follow instructions, I am definitely going to try this. Thanks for sharing.


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