Happiness on a plate, a chocoholics trade secret

I love chocolate and everything about it, the taste, smell and the ‘ahh that’s nice’ feeling when it melts in your mouth. Okay, I admit it I’m a chocoholic.

My love for chocolate has taken me on a quest to try everything chocolate and to find the best of the best. I have eaten in lots of coffee shops and dessert places but haven’t been able to find the perfect chocolate fudge cake – that is until now.

I have found my happiness in a plate and wanted to share it with you all. Below is a tried and tested recipe for a chocolate fudge cake, it is light, moist and has just the right amount of gooiness – you have got to try it.

Chocolate fudge cake

  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 4 eggs (separate the whites from the yolks)
  • 2 tablespoons of coco powder
  • ½ cup of oil
  • ½ cup of hot water
  • 3 teaspoons of baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract

Chocolate fudge frosting

  • 4 cups of icing sugar
  • 4 tablespoons of coco powder
  • 115 grams of butter
  • 2 packets of Maltesers

Let’s get baking!

  1. Sieve flour, sugar, coco powder and 2 teaspoons of baking power two times.
  2. Add egg yolks, hot water, oil and vanilla essence to the flour mixture and stir until it becomes smooth.
  3. In a separate bowl add egg whites and 1 teaspoon baking powder and whisk until the mixture forms stiff peaks.
  4. Carefully fold the egg whites into the coco mixture until it is all combined.
  5. Grease 2 round cake tins (8 inch) and split the mixture between the two tins.
  6. Place in a preheated oven at 180 degrees for 15 – 20 mins or until it is done.

Ice, Ice Baby – how to make the chocolate fudge frosting

  1. Heat the butter in the microwave until it is soft.
  2. Add the coco powder to the butter and mix until it becomes a smooth paste.
  3. Add the sieved icing sugar to the butter mixture and using an electric whisk, beat until it starts to combine. If the mixture is too thick add a small amount of warm milk. Keep beating until it is light and fluffy.
  4. Sandwich the two cakes with icing and then cover the top and sides.
  5. Using a star-shaped piping nozzle pipe swirls around the edge of the cake.
  6. Place Maltesers on the top of the cake and enjoy 🙂

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