Baking | Homemade Chocolate Fudge Cake

Monday, 23 March 2015



Hello Beauties! For a while now I've wanted to start including some different types of posts every once in a while, as seeing as fashion photography or just fashion in general is not one of my few talents, I thought I would try my hand at baking. I recently posted a picture on my Instagram (@rderbyshire93) of a chocolate fudge cake I'd tried my hand at, and a lot of you seemed interested in the recipe, so thats what I thought I would share with you all today. Now I do realise that it's become a bit of a trend for bloggers to share healthy recipes and I'm over here like cake, but in all honesty I've never been much of a salad girl!

You'll Need:
For the Cake:

200g Plain Flour
200g Caster Sugar
1 teaspoon of Baking Powder
1/2 teaspoon of Bicarbonate of Soda
40g Cocoa Powder
175g Unsalted Butter
2 Large Eggs
2 teaspoons of Vanilla Extract
150ml Sour Cream

For the Icing:

75g Unsalted Butter
175g Dark Chocolate
300g Icing Sugar
1 tablespoon of Golden Syrup
125ml Sour Cream
1 teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
Fudge Cubes for decoration


Before starting, preheat the oven to 180 degrees/gas mark 4 and line and butter two 8 inch sandwich tins with removable bases. 

Step 1: Pour all of the cake ingredients into a food processor and blend until you have a smooth, thick batter. 

Step 2: Once you've got your batter ready, divide it in half and pour it into the two separate cake tins. Once you've done this, just pop it into the oven for around 35 minutes until it's fully baked (use the skewer method to check this!)

Step 3: Once you're certain that the cakes are done, leave them to cool on a cooling rack for about 10 mins before removing from their tins to cool further. 

Step 4: The next step is to make the icing while the cake is cooling. Slowly melt the butter and chocolate together in a bowl either in the microwave or over a pan of simmering water if you don't have a microwave. While this is melting, sieve the icing sugar into a separate bowl to remove any lumps. 

Step 5: Once the butter and chocolate have melted, add in the golden syrup, followed by the sour cream and vanilla. After this is all added and mixed together, slowly add in the icing sugar. 

Step 6: Once you have your icing made, spoon about a third on to the centre of one of the cakes and spread with a spatula until the top of the cake is covered. One you've done this, slowly press the other cake on top to make a 'sandwich'. 

Step 7: Now all you have to do is spread the remainder of the icing on to the top of the cake. There's no need to be particularly neat with this step, just spatula the icing on to the top and it should be thick enough to create the effect in the picture. 

Step 8: Once you're happy with how you're icing looks, sprinkle the little cubes of fudge across the top of the cake and enjoy (or Instagram first if you're anything like me!). 

I hope you liked this recipe, and if you'd like to see more baking posts then please let me know in the comments below so I can decide what to bake next! And if you do attempt to follow my recipe, I'd love to see a picture of your creation! 

Lots of Love,

Becky x x


19 comments:

  1. This looks SO GOOD! Really happy you're doing baking posts, your other posts are still great but I like how you're doing different posts :)

    Lots of Love, Lottie ♥
    www.lotsoflovelottie.com
    Lifestyle blog to make you smile :)

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  2. Im saving this recipe for the weekend- it looks so tasty! Hope you have lots of other baking posts lined up too, I love them!
    Caroline x
    www.seekingellejay.blogspot.com

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  3. This sounds yummy! I recently made a dark chocolate cake like this which was really nice heated up with cream. Im the same i love baking x
    Emma | Emmys Blog

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  4. This looks so good! :O xx

    www.ohhellomango.co.uk

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  5. Woozier my mouth is watering so bad right now, this looks insanely good.

    alice x | beautybyalicee | bloglovin'

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  6. Oh my god this looks incredible!
    Need to give this a go next weekend
    Leanne xx
    nailsandteapots

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  7. Not gonna lie, this cake looks INCREDIBLE. I need a slice right now. xx

    Grace | Glitter and Carousels

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  8. This looks beyond yummy - well done! My stomach is rumbling now :( xx

    Magpie Jasmine

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  9. Omg this looks so fit =]

    emyii90.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. I can't bake to save my life, but this is seriously tempting me to get in the kitchen!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  11. Oh my gosh. Bookmarked this post! This looks SO good and I must make it!
    the-creationofbeauty.blogspot.com

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  12. Yumm! This looks delish, I love a good chocolate cake!

    Cass | CassandraMyee

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  13. This looks delicious! I'd love to try this myself but I'm sure it wouldn't look as good as yours! xx
    Elise @ Elise Dopson

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  14. This looks so yummy! I might give this a go tomorrow however with gluten free flour and dairy free ingredients. Will let you know. xoxo

    jpoppy-thats-just-me.blogspot.co.uk

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  15. HOLY WOW! You had me at fudge. Have to try out this recipe! xo // Naomi in Wonderland

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  16. That looks so yummy and now you've put me in the mood to bake.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale | bloglovin' |

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  17. This looks SO good!

    http://alishaxa.blogspot.co.uk

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  18. Fudge and cake are two of my favourite things, so both of them combined is like heaven. I really want to make this now

    Emily//Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

    xx

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