Since I started my ‘novice baker’ posts on my blog my daughter is always moaning at me that I don’t bake anything she likes. She’s quite fussy and doesn’t like most typical cake ingredients but she does like a good chocolate cake. So this week, I’ve baked a delicious chocolate fudge cake; just for her!
What you need:
For the cake
200g plain chocolate
200g light brown sugar
2 eggs, beaten
100ml soured cream
200g self-raising flour
5 tbsp cocoa powder
Hundreds and thousands to decorate
For the icing
100g plain chocolate
170g condensed milk
What you do:
Heat your oven to 160c. Grease and line a 22cm x 22cm square tin.
Put the chocolate, butter, sugar and 100ml of hot water into a saucepan and gently heat to melt. Stir well.
Leave for 2 mins to slightly cool, then stir in the cream, then the eggs.
Stir in the flour and cocoa powder until lump free. I used my hand held electric whisk for approx 2-3 mins adding the flour a spoon at a time.
Pour into your prepared tin and bake for 50-55 minutes. Allow to cool.
To make the icing, put the chocolate, butter and milk into a heatproof dish over a pan of simmering water and melt together. Let it cool for a short time and then spread over the cake and decorate with the hundreds and thousands. At this point, I’d left the cake in the tin to make it easier for the chocolate icing to set.
Once the icing is set, remove from the tin and slice into squares or triangles.
Sometimes I do surprise myself, if I do say so myself, because this was a gorgeous, light, moist bit of cake. Thoroughly recommend the recipe.
Until next time…Happy Baking