Chocolate Fudge Cake

Yup! All the goods.That is all.

Prep Time: 15 min

Cook time: 50 - 55 min

Serves: 8


400g plain flour
200g caster sugar
50g molasses sugar
50g cocoa powder
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1/2 tsp salt
3 eggs
150g sour cream
1 tsp vanilla essence
175g unsalted butter, melted & cool
125ml veg oil (flavourless)
300ml chilled water

90g butter
80ml water
110g caster sugar
240g icing sugar, sifted
35g cocoa powder


Preheat oven to 180.  Grease and line a 26-cm cake tin.

In a large bowl or cake mixer, combine flour, sugars, cocoa, baking powder, soda and salt.

In another bowl, whisk together eggs, sour cream and vanilla essence, ensuring you remove all the lumps from the sour cream.

In a jug, beat together the butter and oil, then beat in the water and pour into the dry ingredients, mixing it together on a slow speed.  Then slowly drizzle in the egg mixture until everything is glossy and combined.

Pour mixture into your tin.  Bake for 50 – 55 minutes or until your skewer is nice and clean.  Cool your cake in the tin for about 15 minutes or for as long as possible before turning out.

FUDGE ICING : in a small saucepan melt together the butter, water and sugar until the sugar dissolves.  Remove from the heat and cool for 5 minutes.  Sift together the remaining ingredients.  Gradually combine.  Chill for 20 minutes or until thick.  Give it a good beating, then slather thickly over your cake.

SERVE : Great with anything.  Even nothing at all.  In fact, just eat it all.