If you’ve been following me on Instagram you’ll have seen I made this cake the other week and it was probably one of the most delicious things I’ve ever baked! I have to give credit to the ever favourite website that is BBC Good Food for this recipe, but as soon as I’d perfected it to myself I knew I had to share it with you! So here we are, with the ultimate super chocolatey chocolate fudge cake recipe… now if that doesn’t get your mouth watering, I don’t know what will!
First thing to say, is the recipe below is doubled as I have MASSIVE cake tins! The original recipe recommends an 18cm tin while mine are 23cm tins. I also, therefore doubled the chocolate icing recipe, which I went a little heavy with on top, so there wasn’t quite enough left to go round the sides… but you can’t get everything perfect right!
For the cake
- 350g self raising flower
- 4 tbsp cocoa powder
- 2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 300g caster sugar
- 300 ml sunflower oil
- 2 tbsp golden syrup
- 2 large eggs
- 300 semi-skimmed milk
For the icing
- 200 g unsalted butter
- 450 g icing sugar
- 80 g cocoa powder
- 5 tsp milk
Credit: BBC Good Food
- Preheat oven to 180g and grease two large tins. I lined the bottom with greaseproof paper, as I have a springform tins, they’re relatively easy then to remove without losing half your cake as it’s stuck to the tin!
- Sieve the flour, cocoa powder and bicarbonate of soda into a big bowl
- Add in the sugar and mix well till everything is combined.
- Make a well in the centre (a big one) and add the golden syrup, eggs, sunflower oil and milk. And then whisk well until the mixture is smooth. It’s actually a scarily easy cake mix!
- Pour mixture into tins and bake for 25-30 mins or until you can prod something into it and it comes out clean. Your cake should also spring back slightly after touching.
- Remove from the oven and leave to cool in their tins for 5-10 mins. Then remove from the tins and leave to completely cool on a wire rack.
- To make icing, beat the butter in a bowl until soft. Gradually sieve in icing sugar and coca powder and combine. Then to finish add enough milk to make it fluffy and spreadable
- Sandwich the two cakes with the chocolate icing and then cover completely with MORE chocolate icing
I mean it was delicious! And it’s 100% one of those recipes I’m going to make again! And safe to say, Alex was a massive fan!
If you try this, let me know and tag me in your photos!
97 thoughts on “Super Chocolatey Chocolate Fudge Cake Recipe”
Oh my gosh this looks amazing. I haven’t made a chocolate cake for years. Maybe when lockdown is over, I can make one to share with family and friends otherwise I’d probably eat it all myself.
Chocolate cake is my fave! haha x
I love a good chocolate fudge cake! This looks amazing 😍😍
I could have eaten it forever! x
OMG this looks delicious Katie! Love BBC good food recies! xx
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OMG me too! It’s sort of ruined cooking books though! haha x
I love chocolate cake, you really can’t beat it! This looks so delicious, I’ll need to give it a go x
Hopefully you love it! x
That looks yummy and I’ll definitely try it. I also like that it doesn’t have too many ingredients so it’s not complicated to make. Thanks for sharing.
Oh it’s such an easy recipe! x
There’s nothing better than chocolate cake with more chocolate on top! I love when at the beginning you said you had a bigger tin, so more chocolate was the answer, way to go! Will have to try this asap because i am craving chocolate cake now! x
More chocolate is always the answer! haha x
This looks lovely Katie! I’m such a chocolate cake lover as i prefer it over traditional sponge cakes but im so bad at baking!
This is such an easy cake! Try it! x
Looks a nice cake and simple to prepare. Would love trying this at home one of these fine weekends! Thanks for sharing.
No problem! Hopefully it goes well! x
This is literally making my mouth water! SO yummy!!!
OMG it’s so delicious! x
This is making my mouth water wow… I need a chocolate cake!!
Go go go! x
Wow, that cake looks great! And the recipe simple. Thanks for sharing,
Love a good chocolate cake me! x
Oh how I love a great chocolate cake! I wish I could have a piece right now! Thanks for sharing your recipe.
Wish I could post you a slice… but 1. Not sure that would work… and 2. I’ve already eaten it! haha
This sounds like the perfect guilty pleasure 😍 thanks for sharing, I think I’m going to make this when I have something to celebrate 😏
oh 100% you should! x
I love a cake recipe and this super chocolatey cake looks right up my street. What a great recipe x
Such a delicious recipe! x
Oh my word this chocolate cake looks delicious! x
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It was so tasty! x
This looks amazing. I haven’t made a chocolate cake for months. I shoud try this recipe
Thanks for sharing
Oh it was delicious! x
Wow, this looks so decadent! I will have to give it a try soon!
You feel so fancy eating it! haha x
This cake looks so good! I can’t wait to try it! Yum!!
Such a tasty cake for sure! x
Oh my goshhh !! I have saved the link to this. Looks too yummy
Hahaha! Hopefully you love it! x
This looks absolutely delicious 😍 May have to come back to this next time I want to bake a chocolate cake!!
Hahah! Do it! x
This looks so good! I love chocolate anything! I just have a question, what is golden syrup? Never heard of that before.
Ooo maybe it’s a British thing. It’s like a really light treacle… but basically it’s a super sweet, sticky… sort of sauce! x
This cake looks so easy and delicious! I’d love to try it. I’m going to pin for later. Thank you for sharing xx
Oh it’s delicious! x
Looks really yummy. I would ask for an alternative for someone with food allergies (ie: dairy, gluten). 😊
Ooo… I have to admit, my food alternative knowledge is fairly limited, but I’ll try a few recipes over the coming weeks and hopefully post one soon! x
I totally understand and would honestly look forward to your recipes for food alternatives. Thank you! 😊
YUM! Looks so good 🙂
Have a great day,
Hahah thanks! x
Oh wow this looks totally epic! I love a good old chocolate cake and a fudgey one is my fave xx
I’m such a fan of a chocolate cake too! x
The cake looks amazing! Chocolate cake is the best! I want some now.
Chocolate full stop is the best! haha x
What are you trying to do, woman? I have to loose those quarantine-10-extra-pounds! Couldn’t you make it look less decadent??? 😛 If temptation has a name, it’s Chocolate Cake.
Hahahahaha sorry not sorry! x
That just looks like the perfect chocolate cake, in my opinion! I rarely make cakes but might have to try this!
I make too many cakes… it’s bad! x
Ooh I am having big chocolate craving this week and this has me drooling. I could do with a fudgey cake right now, Easy to veganize too! Siobhan ♡ | Vegan Babe Life
Hahahah! I always have a big chocolate craving! x
oooh this looks so good!!! Thank you for sharing this. now i’m hungry 🙂
Hahaha! I’m always hungry! x
This looks incredible! I know what I’m doing this weekend 😍
OMG amazing- do it!
This looks so good. I love chocolate cakes. They are one of my favourite type of cakes.
Chocolate cake for the win!
I would double this too, sounds and looks so good thanks for this recipe!
No problem! Hope you love it! x
OMG! I love chocolate based cake so much and this one looks delicious. I’d love to make this later. Saving this! Thank you for sharing x
Haha thanks for reading! x
Thank you for sharing this treasure <3
Hahaha no problem! x
Yummy!!! I am making this! It’s looks way too good to not try and make. Simple ingredients and an easy recipe to follow along… Yay thanks for this 😊
Hahaha hopefully you think it’s delicious too! x
YUM!! My mouth is watering! Chocolate cake with chocolate frosting is my absolute favorite. I will have to give this a try for sure. Thank you for sharing! 🙂
Hahaha it was something special! x
Chocolate cake is my favorite! Now I’m craving this now on my period ugh. Look at that frosting! My mouth is watering… Thank you so much for sharing!!
hahaha! It was something special! x
Wow this cake looks amazing, I love it! I love chocolate cake and this looks like a rich one perfect for chocolate lovers. Thank you for sharing this recipe and gorgeous images x
Awww thanks! x
This looks amazing!! The cake looks so rich and with that chocolate icing, YUM!
Yum yum yum! x
this looks absolutely delicious! i’ve gotten way more into baking recently, so this is getting bookmarked straight away x
Hope you enjoy making it! x
Delicious. Mouth watering recipe.
100% I’ve been dreaming about it ever since! x
Wowsers!! This looks DIVINE!! I am definitely going to make it! x
Thanks! Hope you love it! x
Yum yum yum! 😍😍
Oh it was delicious! x
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Oh it’s just so tasty! x
This looks so good – I often don’t even frost chocolate cake though. Is that a crime? lol
Oh I love frosting soo much! But that’s because I’m a sugar addict! haha x
Dam that looks good I got the ice cream girl hi
That looks so chocolaty. My kind of cake!
Love a good chocolate cake!