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Chocolate Fudge Cake Recipe | Food | Channel4.com

A stunning cake that is not only a chocolate sponge but is also sandwiched with chocolate and has yet more chocolate all over it! A chocaholic’s heavenly delight.

Choc fudge cake

Serves 10

Takes 1 hour 20 minutes to make, plus cooling


* 100g spreadable butter, plus extra for greasing

* 250ml milk

* 1 tbsp red wine vinegar

* 100g plain chocolate, melted

* 15g cocoa powder, sifted

* 300g self-raising flour, sifted

* 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda, sifted

* 225g golden caster sugar

* 2 eggs

* For the icing

* 225g plain chocolate, broken up

* 100g butter

* 142ml carton double cream

Nutritional Information

Per serving:


36.2g fat (21.9g saturated)

7.3g protein

68.6g carbs

45.9g sugar

1.1g salt

Method: How to make chocolate fudge cake

1. Preheat the oven to 180C/fan160C/gas 4. Grease a 20cm round, deep cake tin and line with baking paper. Mix the milk and vinegar. Place all the other cake ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Pour in the milk mixture and beat with an electric hand whisk, until smooth. Spread into the cake tin and bake for 1 hour, until firm in the centre. Cool for 10 minutes, then turn out on a rack to cool completely.

2. Meanwhile, make the icing. Melt the chocolate and butter together in the microwave for 3 minutes on medium, stirring halfway through. Alternatively, melt the chocolate and butter in a bowl over a pan of just simmering water. Stir until smooth, then beat in the cream. Cool slightly.

3. Halve the cake through the middle. Spread a quarter of the icing on 1 half and sandwich together. Spread the rest over the top and sides.

The cake will keep for up to 3 days in an airtight box.

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Devils Food Cake from Joy the Baker

Devils Food Cake makes a three layer 8-inch round cake or a two layer 9-inch round cake or a one layer 9×13-inch sheet cake adapted from The Gourmet Cookbook

devils food cake

1 cup hot brewed coffee

3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (not Dutch-process)

1/2 cup whole milk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 sticks (1/2 pound) unsalted butter, softened

1 1/4 cups packed dark brown sugar

3/4 cups granulated sugar

4 eggs

Put racks in the upper and lower thirds of oven and preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Butter cake pans and line bottom with rounds of parchment or wax paper. Butter paper and dust pans with flour, knocking out excess.

Whisk together boiling coffee and cocoa powder in a medium bowl until smooth, then whisk in milk and vanilla. Sift together flour, baking soda, and salt into another bowl.

Beat together butter and sugars in a large bowl with an electric mixer at medium sped until pale and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Beat in flour and cocoa mixtures alternating in 3 batches, beginning and ending with the flour mixture (batter may look slightly curdled). Divide batter among pans and smooth tops.

Place two pans in middle of oven and one pan in bottom of oven. Do not put top pans directly over bottom pans. Stagger them in the oven so the heat circulates. If you’re baking with a 9×13-inch sheet pan, feel free to bake on the middle rack.

Bake, switching positions of pans half way through baking, until a wooden skewer inserted in enter of cakes comes out clean and layers begin to pull away from the sides of pan, 20- 25 minutes. 25-30 minutes for 9-inch rounds and 35-40 minutes for a 9×13-inch cake.

Cool layers in pans on racks for 10 minutes, then invert onto racks, remove paper and cool completely. I covered my 9×13-inch cake with plastic wrap while still in the pan, and put it in the freezer to rest until I had time to frost it the next day.








Once completely cool, put one layer right side up on a cake place and spread with about 1 cup of chocolate buttercream frosting. Top with fresh raspberries and add another layer of cake.

Add another cup of frosting, fresh raspberries and the final cake later.


Add raspberries

Top with buttercream and frost the top and sides of the cake. If using a 9×13-inch pan, trim the sides slightly, and measure out the long side into three 4-inch sections. Slice, creating three 4×9-inch layers. Frost! Notes: These cake layers came be made two days in advance and kept, well wrapped in plastic wrap at room temperature. It can also be frozen for up to a week. I kept the cake frozen while I trimmed and frosted it. I think it’s easier and less crumby.


The cake can be frosted one day ahead and kept refrigerated covered loosely in plastic wrap. Bring to room temperature before serving.

You will need chocolate icing (frosting) have a look at the next recipe for it – sooo yummy!

Mocha Ice Cream Cupcakes

icecream cupcake

Cupcake + ice cream = heaven!

Mocha Ice Cream Cupcakes

Makes 6 cupcakes
Prep Time: 30 min (plus 1 hour for chilling)

One 12-count box sugar ice cream cones
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
3/4 cup almonds, toasted and chopped
One 3-ounce bar semisweet chocolate, plus more for shavings
3 cups coffee ice cream, softened
1/2 cup chocolate-covered espresso beans, finely chopped
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 tablespoon icing (confectioners) sugar

1. Using a food processor, grind the ice cream cones into fine crumbs. Transfer to a medium bowl and stir in the butter. Divide the crumb mixture among the cups of a 6-cup jumbo muffin pan and press about three-quarters of the way up the sides of each cup. Spoon 1 tablespoon almonds into each cup.

2. In a small, microwaveable bowl, melt 3 ounces chocolate at medium power in intervals, stirring occasionally. Top the almonds with the melted chocolate to cover. Freeze for 10 minutes.

3. Spoon about 2 tablespoons ice cream into each muffin cup. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon chopped espresso beans onto the ice cream and flatten with the back of a spoon. Add another 2 tablespoons ice cream and the remaining almonds and flatten again. Add the remaining ice cream and espresso beans, and flatten. Freeze for at least 1 hour.

4. Whip the cream and confectioners’ sugar until soft peaks form.

5. Run a knife around the edges of the muffin cups to remove from the pan. Top the cakes with the whipped cream and chocolate shavings.

6. Sit back, feet up and enjoy!

Spotted this recipe in Rachel Ray’s “Everyday” Magazine but you could make this recipe even better by substituting crushed Oreos for the ice cream cones.

Freshly Baked Scones – mmmmmmmmmm!


You can have a batch of scones on the table in 20 minutes with Jane Hornby’s storecupboard recipe, perfect for unexpected guests, and you can adapt this recipe and add dried fruit, white chocolate, honey, bananas – anything you fancy really – trial and error is so much fun!


  • 350g self-raising flour , plus more for dusting
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 85g butter , cut into cubes
  • 3 tbsp caster sugar
  • 175ml milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • squeeze lemon juice (see Know-how below)
  • beaten egg , to glaze
  • jam and clotted cream , to serve


  1. Heat oven to 220C/fan 200C/gas 7. Tip the flour into a large bowl with the salt and baking powder, then mix. Add the butter, then rub in with your fingers until the mix looks like fine crumbs. Stir in the sugar.
  2. Put the milk into a jug and heat in the microwave for about 30 secs until warm, but not hot. Add the vanilla and lemon juice, then set aside for a moment. Put a baking sheet in the oven.
  3. Make a well in the dry mix, then add the liquid and combine it quickly with a cutlery knife – it will seem pretty wet at first. Scatter some flour onto the work surface and tip the dough out. Dredge the dough and your hands with a little more flour, then fold the dough over 2-3 times until it’s a little smoother. Pat into a round about 4cm deep.
  4. Take a 5cm cutter (smooth-edged cutters tend to cut more cleanly, giving a better rise) and dip it into some flour. Plunge into the dough, then repeat until you have four scones. By this point you’ll probably need to press what’s left of the dough back into a round to cut out another four. Brush the tops with beaten egg, then carefully place onto the hot baking tray.
  5. Bake for 10 mins until risen and golden on the top. Eat just warm or cold on the day of baking, generously topped with jam and clotted cream. If freezing, freeze once cool. Defrost, then put in a low oven (about 160C/fan140C/gas 3) for a few mins to refresh.

Towering tall

For toweringly tall scones, always pat the dough out a bit thicker than you think you should. I say pat rather than knead because scones are essentially a sweet soda bread and, like other soda breads, will become tough when over-handled. Kick-start the scones’ rise with a hot baking tray and don’t leave the dough sitting around. If you like your scones with lots of juicy fruit, stir 85g plump sultanas into the mix at the same time as the sugar.


Jane says…

Scones are so quick to make that my mum would often emerge with a plateful before we’d even noticed she’d gone! I’ve borrowed her tip of using warm milk, and added a few tricks of my own for light scones that rise every time



Adding a squeeze of lemon juice to the milk sours it slightly, mimicking sharp-tasting buttermilk, often used in scones but sometimes tricky to find. The slightly acidic mix gives a boost to the raising agents in the flour and baking powder.

Nigellas Easy Victoria Sponge Recipe

I use this recipe for lots of different cakes! Yes you can do a Victoria sponge but you can also add different icing and add colours and cocoa if you want to change – just play around with it and you will see it so versatile and really delicious – and the best thing is that it is very easy to make!






275g each of self raising flour, castor sugar, butter (very, very soft)

5 eggs

2 tsps baking powder

2 tsp vanilla extract

2-3 tbsp milk

Preheat oven to 200*C

Add butter and sugar to mixer, cream.  Alternate a couple of spoonfuls of flour and 1 egg until all added. add baking powder.

Add vanilla extract and milk until consistency of a thick batter. It is very difficult to go wrong with this recipe – but just be aware it doesn’t rise that much, so don’t panic.

Pour into cake tin (silicone is best) and bake in oven @ 200*c for 15-20 mins. Then turn down oven to 180*c and bake for a further 35-45 mins. you will probably need to cover with foil near the end to stop the cake burning. the 1st time you make this in your be careful as we know how ovens differ! Keep an eye on it and reduce heat a little if you think it is too hot!

Leave to cool in cake tin for a while then turn out onto a wire rack. Leave until completely cool to ice however you choose.

You can do the traditional Victoria sponge (the way the WI would do it) with only jam in the middle and icing sugar sprinkled on top (as above). Or add jam and buttercream to the middle.

For chocolate cake you can add 2 tbsp cocoa powder mixed to a paste with 2 tbsp boiling water!

Add food colouring if you want to make a a girlie pink cake, cover with pink icing and top with dolly mixtures!


One for the boys…

Add blue icing and decorate with monster or dinosaur shaped sweets! Or if you are feeling adventurous make 2 cakes and cut out the shape of their favourite character …


And if this is all to difficult cover with buttercream icing and add a cake topper! Easy! You can choose any character or even a photograph!


Original recipe from nigella lawson, How to be a domestic goddess! – this book is full of great recipes!

Rich Chocolate Cake Recipe


(serves 12) not if I get there 1st it won’t!

* 200g good-quality dark chocolate, chopped

* 200g butter, softened

* 1 cup dark brown sugar

* 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

* 3 eggs, at room temperature

* 1 1/2 cups self-raising flour

* 2 tablespoons cocoa powder

* 1/2 cup milk

* chocolate curls or shavings (optional), to serve (see note)

Chocolate icing

* 200g good-quality dark chocolate, chopped

* 1/2 cup thickened cream

Serves 12? - no chance - serves me I think!


1. Preheat oven to 170°C. Grease and line base and side of a 6cm deep, 22cm (base) round cake pan.

2. Place chocolate in a heatproof, microwave-safe bowl. Microwave, uncovered, on MEDIUM (50%) for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring every minute with a metal spoon, until almost melted. Stir until smooth. Set aside for 10 minutes to cool.

3. Using an electric mixer, cream butter, sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating after each addition. Add melted chocolate. Beat until well combined. Sift flour and cocoa together. Fold half the flour mixture into butter mixture. Add half the milk. Stir gently to combine. Repeat with remaining flour mixture and milk. Spoon into prepared pan. Smooth surface. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.

4. Stand cake in pan for 15 minutes. Turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely. Spread icing over top and side. Top with chocolate curls, if using. Serve.

5. To make chocolate icing: Combine chocolate and cream in a heatproof, microwave-safe bowl. Microwave, uncovered, on MEDIUM-HIGH (70%) for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring every minute with a metal spoon, until almost melted. Stir until smooth. Set aside for 30 minutes or until thick enough to spread.

Notes & tips

* To make chocolate curls, run a clean potato peeler down the side of a block of chocolate, allowing curls to fall onto a plate.

* Taste.com.au is the place for food & recipes! Check out our latest collections including starters recipes, main recipes, drink recipes, Spanish recipes and autumn recipes.


Super Food Ideas – May 2006, Page 76

Recipe by Alison Roberts

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Chocolate Cake Recipe with Sour Cream Chocolate Frosting

A chocolate layer cake with sour cream and chocolate buttercream frosting.

chocolate to die for!

chocolate to die for!

Cook Time: 35 minutes


* 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa

* 1 3/4 cup sugar

* 4 large eggs

* 1/2 cup milk

* 1/2 cup butter or margarine

* 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour

* 1 teaspoon baking powder

* 1 teaspoon baking soda

* 1/2 teaspoon salt

* 1 cup sour cream

* 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


In a saucepan over medium low heat, combine cocoa, 3/4 cup sugar, 1 egg yolk, and milk. Cook, stirring constantly to prevent sticking, until thickened. Cool.

Cream butter until light and fluffy; add remaining 1 cup of sugar, beating until well blended. Add 1 egg and 2 egg yolks; mix well. Stir in sifted dry ingredients alternately with sour cream.

Add vanilla and cocoa mixture.

Beat remaining (3) egg whites until stiff; fold into cake batter. Line bottoms of three 8-inch layer pans with wax paper. Pour batter evenly into the three pans.

Bake at 350° for 30 to 35 minutes. Turn out onto racks and peel off wax paper. Cool. Frost with Chocolate Butter Frosting or your favorite frosting.

Chocolate Butter Frosting

* 1/2 cup soft butter

* 1 pound sifted confectioners’ sugar (about 4 1/4 cups sifted, 3 3/4 cups unsifted)

* dash salt

* 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

* 3 squares melted unsweetened chocolate

* 3 tablespoons heavy cream or half-and-half (more or less)

Cream soft butter; gradually add sifted confectioners’ sugar. Add dash of salt, vanilla extract, melted chocolate, and about 3 tablespoons of cream. Beat until smooth and spreading consistency, adding more cream if necessary.

via Chocolate Cake Recipe with Chocolate Frosting – Recipes for Chocolate Sour Cream Cake and Chocolate Butter Frosting.