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.
For the cake
175g self raising flour
4 tablespoons cocoa powder
160g unsalted butter
160g golden caster sugar
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)
170g condensed milk
2 tablespoons golden syrup
120g crushed chocolate biscuits (optional)
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Method Prep:15min › Cook:25min › Ready in:40min
Preheat the oven to 170 C / Gas 3.
For the cake:
Line a 22x22cm square tin with baking parchment.
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.
Pour the cake mixture into the prepared tin and smooth the top.
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.
Cool the cake in the tin and then turn out onto a cooling rack. Remove the baking parchment and cool completely.
For the fudge icing:
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.
Spread the icing over the cooled cake then leave to set. Decorate with crushed chocolate biscuits.