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Chocolate Fudge Cake

Chocolate heaven!
Course Dessert
Cuisine British
Keyword Cake
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 14


For the sponge

  • 350 g Plain flour
  • 40 g Cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp Bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • 300 g Light brown sugar
  • 140 g Butter
  • 300 ml Milk
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 150 ml Vegetable Oil

For the icing

  • 400 g can Condensed milk
  • 200 g Dark chocolate
  • 150 ml Double cream
  • 50 g Butter
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract


  • Grease and line two 23cm sandwich tins (that are at least 2" deep), and pre-heat your oven to 180C(160C Fan)/350F/Gas Mark 4
  • Sift the plain flour, cocoa powder, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder and salt into a bowl and mix together
  • Add the light brown sugar and mix in, trying to break up any lumps
  • Melt the butter on a low heat then stir the milk, vegetable oil and the vanilla extract into it
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix it all together well
  • Split the mixture evenly between the two tins, bake for 30 minutes. Take them out, remove from the tin and leave to cool
  • To make the chocolate fudge frosting heat the condensed milk with the double cream in a pan on a medium heat until it bubbles. Stir it for about 5 minutes, then take it off the heat and add the butter, the dark chocolate and the vanilla extract. Once they melt, stir the mixture and leave it to cool completely
  • Put the first sponge layer on a cake stand and spread frosting over it. Add the other sponge layer and cover the whole cake with the frosting
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in a cool place and eat within 3 days