Chocolate fudge cake traybake

Chocolate fudge cake traybake


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About this recipe: Sometimes it is just much easier to bake a cake in a tray, and now you can enjoy this gorgeous chocolate fudge cake with half the hassle. Top with chocolate fudge and your favourite chocolate fix.


Serves: 12 

  • For the cake
  • 175g self raising flour
  • 4 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 160g unsalted butter
  • 160g golden caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 100ml plain yoghurt
  • 200g plain chocolate, melted
  • 85ml full fat milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • For the fudge icing
  • 100g dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids)
  • 100g butter
  • 170g condensed milk
  • 2 tablespoons golden syrup
  • 120g crushed chocolate biscuits (optional)

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:40min 

  1. Preheat the oven to 170 C / Gas 3.
  2. For the cake:

  3. Line a 22x22cm square tin with baking parchment.
  4. Sift the flour and cocoa powder into a bowl. In a separate bowl, beat the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy then add in the eggs, one at a time, until well beaten. Add the yoghurt, chocolate, milk and vanilla and stir until smooth. Fold in the dry ingredients, insuring there are no lumps in the mixture.
  5. Pour the cake mixture into the prepared tin and smooth the top.
  6. Bake in the centre of the oven for 50 minutes until springy to the touch and a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
  7. Cool the cake in the tin and then turn out onto a cooling rack. Remove the baking parchment and cool completely.
  8. For the fudge icing:

  9. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler stirring until smooth then add the butter, condensed milk and golden syrup and stir until smooth and glossy. Cool for 10 to 15 minutes in the fridge, just so that it is thick enough to spread without running everywhere.
  10. Spread the icing over the cooled cake then leave to set. Decorate with crushed chocolate biscuits.

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Cooked on gas 3 but after the 50 minute's it still wasn't cooked had to turn over up to gas 4 and leave for another 15 to 20 min's with foil on top to stop it burning. Nice cake though - 30 May 2015

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