Rita's chocolate fudge cake

Rita's chocolate fudge cake


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About this recipe: This is a dense and moist chocolate cake, reminiscent of fudge. Enjoy as is without icing, or for a truly decadent treat, ice with your favourite chocolate buttercream or ganache.


Serves: 12 

  • 250ml water
  • 225g unsalted butter
  • 110g cooking chocolate, chopped
  • 250g plain flour
  • 400g caster sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 120ml soured cream
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease and flour a 23cm tube cake tin. In small saucepan, heat butter, chocolate and water until chocolate melts and mixture is smooth, stirring constantly. Set aside to cool.
  2. Sift together into a large bowl the flour, sugar and bicarb. In a small bowl, beat egg slightly and combine with soured cream and vanilla. Stir into flour mixture. Pour in the cooled chocolate mixture. Beat at low speed for 5 minutes until completely combined and the consistency of double cream.
  3. Pour cake mixture into prepared tin. Bake in the preheated oven for 45 to 60 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Let cool in tin for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely.

Cake tins

Instead of the tube cake tin, you can use 2 (23cm) round cake tins or 2 (20cm) round cake tins. Adjust baking time as needed.

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Very easy to make...I doubled the portions to make a double layer cake. Awesome!!!!! - 05 Jan 2013

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