The Ultimate Chocolate Fudge Cake

The Ultimate Chocolate Fudge Cake

Hello My Lovelies,

So its another baking post today … I did make this cake about 4-5 months ago for Jays 21st … but I was just getting loads of blog inspiration, so certain posts just came before.

Jay & I are obsessed with a little restaurant/bar in our hometown, which to some wouldn’t be seen as much but its our favourite and he loves their chocolate fudge cake. I knew I wouldn’t be able to make one as good as theirs but I did my best and it was pretty amazing.

Especially when you put a slice in the microwave for 30/40 seconds and add a scoop of vanilla ice cream. It was the dogs b*ll*cks!!

I got the recipe from BBC Food.

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What You’ll Need;

Cake –

200g Plain Chocolate 

200g Butter + extra for greasing

100ml Water

125g Self-Raising Flour

125g Plain Flour

25g Cocoa Powder 

200g Light Muscovado Sugar

200g Golden Caster Sugar

3 Eggs

75ml Crème Fraîche

Chocolate Buttercream Icing –

50g Plain Chocolate

100g Unsalted Butter

200g Icing Sugar 

1 tsp Vanilla Extract

Milk

For the chocolate ganache –

150ml Double Cream

1 tsp Vanilla Extract

1 tsp Unsalted Butter 

150g Plain chocolate, plus extra chocolate shavings (to decorate)

 

Method;

As always you start with preheating the oven (170C)

Next melt the butter, water & chocolate together in a saucepan over a low heat, until smooth, then let to sit to cool.

Sift your flour & cocoa powder into a bowl and mix in the muscovado & caster sugar.

Beat your eggs and crème fraîche in a separate bowl, then beat  in your chocolate mixture & fold in the flour until smooth.

Divide the batter between tins and bake for 35-40 mins / Remove the cakes for the oven and set aside to cool.

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For the icing, melt the chocolate in a bowl over a pan of simmering water.

Beat the butter in a bowl until smooth and then beat in the icing sugar, vanilla extract and fold in the melted chocolate until smooth, if the mixture is a little stiff add a few drops of milk.

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For the ganache, heat the cream, vanilla extract, butter and chocolate in a pan & remove the pan from the heat and whisk the mixture until smooth and thickened.

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To assemble, carefully remove the cakes from the tins & spread the chocolate buttercream over the top of one of the chocolate cakes, then carefully top with the other cake. Transfer the cake to a serving plate and spoon the chocolate ganache over the top of the cake, allowing it to drizzle over the edge. Garnish with chocolate shavings and serve in slices.

Stay Weird … X

Jamie

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5 Comments

  1. December 11, 2017 / 10:48 am

    Blimey this looks lovely! I’m really into baking at the moment xx

  2. December 13, 2017 / 2:03 am

    This sounds so yummy! I have used the same chocolate cake recipe for ages, but I might have to try this one out on the chocolate lovers in my family.

    A Sparkle Of Grace

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