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The Best Chocolate Fudge Cake Recipe

Updated on March 12, 2012

The Ultimate Recipe for making the Best Chocolate Fudge Cake

Learn how to make the ultimate, the most deliciously rich Chocolate Fudge Cake right here! From a very young age I remember my mother making me and my sister chocolate fudge cakes for our birthdays, christmas and other occasions and it has forever held a special place in my top 10 favourites foods list. Chocolate fudge cake was in fact one of the first things I ever tried to make from scratch, and I recall having a lot of trouble getting the inner parts to cook. Many attempts have since followed including one where I forgot to add the sugar! I have since become very adept at making these cakes and I wish to share my knowledge with whoever cares to listen.

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If you don't have time to bake a Chocolate Fudge Cake yourself then try these. They take just a few minutes in the microwave and you can guarantee your guests will be asking for the recipe. Erm, just say that it's a family heirloom.


Large Cake Tins - perfect for Chocolate Fudge Cake cooking

I use similar one's for when I bake my cakes, although they are great for other things too!

Chocolate Fudge Cake Recipe
Chocolate Fudge Cake Recipe
Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 2 hours
Ready in: 2 hours 15 min
Yields: 8


  • 200 g of Chocolate - I use Belgium but any good quality chocolate will be fine
  • 200 g Light Muscavado Sugar
  • 200 g Caster Sugar
  • 200 g of Butter or Margarine
  • 85 g of Self Raising Flour
  • 85 g of Plain Flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 5 tbsp Milk
  • ¼ tsp Bicarb. Of Soda


  1. 1. Pre-heat your oven to Gas Mark 3 / 140 C (fan assisted) / 160 C (conventional)
  2. 2. Grease (can use butter) and line two cake tins
  3. 3. Break the chocolate into small pieces and melt along with the butter. There are many ways you can do this, just do not expose the chocolate or butter to a naked flame, and do not overheat.
  4. 4. Add and mix the two flours, sugars and bicarbonate of soda into a large mixing bowl using your hands to thoroughly remove all lumps.
  5. 5. Add the eggs and milk and stir until the mixture is even throughout.
  6. 6. Add the melted chocolate and butter to the mixture and stir.
  7. 7. Divide the mixture between the two tins and bake for about two hours. To check that the cakes are completely cooked, push a knife into the centre of the cakes and if they come out clean, then the cakes are done.
  8. 8. Once cooked, leave to cool. Now cut off the top of both cakes where they have risen. Make sure that they are both as level as they can be. This will help with the topping.
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Chocolate Fudge Cake Recipe Books

Fancy trying some other recipes for Chocolate Fudge cakes, have a look at these. Personally, I recommend trying Miss Hopes's Chocolate Box. I made the truffles from there and they were amazing!

Chocolate Fudge Cake Mixtures

Don't fancy going through the hassle of having to mix all the ingredients or perhaps you like to cook with your little one, if so, cake mix is perfect for you. Choose from any of the three below, they all make extremely tasty cakes!

Chocolate Fudge Cake Topping
Chocolate Fudge Cake Topping
Cook time: 15 min
Ready in: 15 min
Yields: 8

Chocolate Fudge Cake Topping

  • 200 g of Chocolate
  • 284 ml Double Cream


  1. 1. Break up the chocolate into a pan and add all of the cream. Heat gently, stirring occasionally until the mixture has melted.
  2. 2. Place one of the cakes on a sandwich board and pour roughly 1/3 of the topping mixture over the cake and smooth with the back of a spoon or a knife.
  3. 3. Place the second cake on top of the first using the topping as a glue. Pour the rest of the mixture over the top of the cake, covering the top and sides.
  4. 4. Leave to cool, and it is now ready to decorate. You can use grated chocolate or some icing sugar to give it the Christmas look!
  5. 5. Gobble it up! Don't forget to share!

Great Chocolate Fudge Cake Recipes

Choose from one of these amazing Chocolate Fudge Cake recipes available online, including Jamie Oliver's own recipe, Cadbury's and Nigella Lawson's recipe.

Small Cake Tins

If one large cake seems too bland and unexciting then why not mix it up abit. Splitting the mixture into multiple tins you could make 6 smaller but just as tasty Chocolate Fudge cakes!

Or if you fancy sprucing it up even more, or perhaps you're baking a cake for a special occasion, I've put a couple of unconventional cake tins below.

Do you like Chocolate Fudge Cake? - If so, do you have a great recipe that you could share?

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      FashionMommy 5 years ago

      I'd like to eat Chocolate Fudge Cake. Thank you for your recipe.

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      SilverPhoenix 6 years ago

      Mmm this does look good! What a great recipe!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I like chocolate cakes. This recipe looks yummy.

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      hysongdesigns 6 years ago

      I'm not the biggest one for chocolate but that does look pretty yummy. Also a very different type of icing than I am used to!

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      theSEOmama 6 years ago

      Probably a better time to visit a fudge recipe lens than when I'm starving! That looks delicious....

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      JohnMcLean 6 years ago

      Man, this made me hungry! Great work!

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      WriterJanis2 6 years ago

      I want some right now!

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      daniela12 6 years ago

      Very good lense! My friend!