Dark Chocolate Fudge Cake

Recipe by Noo8820
READY IN: 50mins
YIELD: 1 cake




  • For the cake:
  • Sieve the flour and cocoa powder and set aside.
  • Cream the butter and sugar together until soft and light, stir in the orange rind.
  • Break chocolate into a bowl (I recommend that you use 70% cocoa solid minimum), add boiling water and stir until the chocolate is melted and well blended.
  • Lightly whisk the eggs and gradually beat into the butter and sugar mixture.
  • Beat in the melted chocolate, and then fold in the flour/cocoa mixture with a metal spoon.
  • Spoon the mixture into two greased and lined tins and bake at 180/350/Gas 4 for 25-30 minutes, until cake shrinks away from the sides of the tin.
  • Allow to cool slightly in tins, and then turn out on wire rack. When cold, slice each cake horizontally to make 4 layers. Using a thin layer of jam, sandwich all layers of the cake together.
  • Fudge coating:
  • Sift icing sugar and cocoa and set aside.
  • Put the butter, water and caster sugar into a saucepan and heat gently, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Bring to a simmer.
  • Pour the hot mixture into the sieved icing sugar/cocoa mixture; mix together until its thick enough to coat the back of a spoon.
  • Pour coating quickly over the cake; smooth over the sides. Leave to set before serving.