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Easy Chocolate Fudge Cake

Recipe of the week: Easy Chocolate Fudge Cake


  • 175g Self Raising Flour
  • 2tbsp Cocoa Powder
  • 1 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 150g Caster Sugar
  • 2tbsp Golden Syrup
  • 2 Large eggs (lightly beaten)
  • 150ml Sunflower oil
  • 150ml Semi Skimmed Milk
  • For the Icing:
  • 100g Unsalted Butter
  • 225g Icing Sugar
  • 40g Cocoa Powder
  • 2 tbsp Milk


1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Grease and line the base of 2 x 18cm sandwich tins. Sieve the flour, cocoa and bicarbonate of soda into a bowl. Add the sugar and mix well. Make a well in the centre and add the syrup, eggs, oil and milk. Beat well with electric whisk until smooth.

2. Pour the mixture into the two tins and bake for 25-30 min until risen and firm to the touch. Remove from oven, leave to cool for 10 mins before turning out onto a cooling rack.

3. To make your butter icing, place the butter in a bowl and beat until soft. Gradually sieve and beat in the icing sugar and cocoa powder then add enough milk to make the icing fluffy and spreadable. Sandwich the two cakes together with the butter icing and cover the sides and the top of the cake with more butter icing.

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