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Fudge Frosted Chocolate Cake Recipe

Fudge Frosted Chocolate Cake Recipe

Special equipment

    • 2 x 8in (20cm) round cake pans

Ingredients :

    • 16 tbsp unsalted butter, plus extra for greasing
    • 11/2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1/4 cups cocoa powder, plus extra for dusting
    • 4 large eggs
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
    • 1 tsp baking powder

For the chocolate fudge frosting

    • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
    • 11/4 cups confectioner’s sugar
    • 3 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
    • 3 tbsp milk, plus extra to thin the mixture

Method :

    1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Grease the pans, then dust with flour and cocoa powder. Sift the flour and cocoa powder into a bowl, and add all the other cake ingredients. Whisk together with an electric hand mixer for a few minutes until well combined. Whisk in 2 tablespoons of warm water so the mixture is soft. Divide evenly between the pans, and smooth the tops.
    2. Bake for 35–40 minutes or until risen and firm to the touch. Leave to cool in the pans for a few minutes before turning out onto wire racks to cool completely.
    3. For the frosting, sift the cocoa powder and sugar into a bowl, add the butter and milk, and mix with an electric hand mixer until smooth and well combined. Add a little extra milk if the mixture is too thick; you need to be able to spread it easily. Spread over the tops of the cooled cakes, then sandwich together.

STORE The cake will keep for 2 days in an airtight container.

Serves 8-12
Prep : 20 mins
Cook : 40 Mins