Dark Chocolate Fudge Cake

Dark Chocolate Fudge Cake


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This is sure to become a family favourite for those celebrations. Add a thick fudge icing to make this cake that absolute indulgence.


Serves: 12 

  • 2 cups (250g) plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) hot water
  • 110g unsweetened chocolate (70% dark chocolate)
  • 1/2 cup (100g) white sugar
  • 115g butter
  • 1 1/4 cups (250g) white sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2/3 cup (160ml) milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence

Preparation:25min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:1hour5min 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease and flour two 22cm round cake tins.
  2. Sift flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt together 3 times into a bowl then set aside.
  3. In a small saucepan heat water, chocolate and 1/2 cup sugar, stirring constantly for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and cool to lukewarm.
  4. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add 3 eggs, one at a time, beating thoroughly after each egg. Add half of flour mixture and beat until smooth. Add milk and remaining flour mixture alternately in 2 parts. Beat smooth after each addition.
  5. Add vanilla to the chocolate mixture. Blend well.
  6. Divide batter into the two cake tins. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the cake comes out clean.

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