Chocolate Fudge Cake

Chocolate Fudge Cake Serves 12

This cake is super easy – great for a special occasion, like David’s 40th Birthday! Super easy and uber delicious!


200g milk chocolate , broken into chunks

200g unsalted butter, chopped

1 cup (220g) brown sugar

100ml hot water

2 eggs,  lightly beaten

1 1/2 cups (200g) self-raising flour

1/4 cup (25g) cocoa powder

1/3 cup (80g) sour cream

hundreds and thousands , to decorate


100g milk chocolate, roughly chopped

1/2 x 395g can condensed milk

100g  unsalted butter

How to

  1. Heat oven to 160C/140C fan-forced. Line a 22 x 22cm square cake pan.
  2. Place chocolate, butter and sugar into a large saucepan. Stir in hot water. Cook, stirring, for 3-4 minutes, until melted and combined. Remove from heat and cool slightly.
  3. Stir in eggs one at a time, until combined. Sift flour and cocoa over mixture. Add sour cream and stir until combined. Spoon into prepared pan, smoothing surface. Bake for 40-45 mins until a skewer inserted comes out clean. Cool in pan for 5 minutes, then turn out on a wire rack to cool completely.
  4. To make the icing, put all the icing ingredients in a heatproof bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water, enusring the base of the bowl doesn’t touch the water. Heat stirring. for 4-5 minutes, until melted and smooth. Remove bowl from heat. Cool slightly, stirring, until thickened.
  5. Spread icing over cooled cake. Scatter over hundreds and thousands.

Other info

Prep time: 20 minutes plus cooling  Cooking time: 1 hour

Reference: Australian BBC Good Food Magazine, July 2011