Nutty Chocolate Fudge Cake

    2 hours 10 minutes

    I'm a big fan of pecans which is why they are included in the cake and the glaze but you could also use walnuts or other nuts in this chocolate fudge cake.

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    Serves: 10 

    • 1 cup (125g) plain flour
    • 3/4 cup white sugar
    • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons instant coffee powder
    • 3/4 teaspoon bicarb soda
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 125g butter, softened
    • 3/4 cup sour cream
    • 1 egg
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • Glaze
    • 1/2 cup thickened cream
    • 1/4 cup white sugar
    • 1 tablespoon butter
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons golden syrup
    • 1/3 cup chocolate chips
    • 3/4 cup pecans, diced
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 10 pecan halves

    Preparation:40min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Extra time:1hour chilling  ›  Ready in:2hours10min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease and flour a 23cm round cake tin and line bottom with baking paper.
    2. In a large bowl stir together flour, 3/4 cup sugar, cocoa, instant coffee, bicarb soda and salt. Beat in softened butter, sour cream, egg and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Beat on medium speed for 3 minutes. Pour batter into prepared tin.
    3. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes in tin then turn out onto a wire rack. Gently peel off baking paper. Cool completely.
    4. In a small saucepan combine cream, 1/4 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon butter, golden syrup and chocolate chips. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture boils. Continue to cook while stirring for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and cool 10 minutes. Stir in nuts and vanilla.
    5. Place cake on serving plate. Pour glaze evenly over cake, allowing some to run down sides. Arrange pecan halves on top. Refrigerate until glaze is firm, about 1 hour.

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    I made this cake for Christmas and it was a hit. On top of that, it was easy to make. I have already filed it away and plan to make it again.  -  30 Jan 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This cake was wonderful, very chocolatey. The glaze was the best tasting I have used. Usually I make a 2 layer cake & end up throwing half of it away (its just me and my husband). This is the perfect size. I know, who would throw away chocolate? Thanks for the great recipe. Karen  -  08 Oct 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I made this cake for a family gathering and everyone loved it! I did not use any pecans or nuts. It still tasted great! I am planning on making it again! Thanks for this recipe!!!  -  15 Oct 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)