Chocolate Fudge Cake

I used to bake this cake regularly, 3-4 years ago, then I got bored and stopped baking it altogether. Well, I’ve a tendency to overdo things. If I’m hyper, I’ll make sure to use every ounce of my energy to do something productive, similarly, if I’m lethargic, I make sure not to get out of bed ;) But these days, I’m working to find a middle ground, the thing is I find the middle ground too boring a place to be. Let’s see how it works..

Anyways, we had some friends come over during the weekend. I wanted to make a simple dessert, not too dressy and zeroed in on this one. Also, I wanted to slowly get into the baking mode. I was going slow on the baking front for quite sometime. Now that the Christmas season is around the corner, I wanted to warm up and be ready for the season of baking!

That’s another reason why I chose this recipe.  This is a quick-mix cake. It’s ideal for a warm up session,no complications and confusions and to top it off very few ingredients. This cake has a brownie texture. It pairs well with ice cream, but since the climate is changing here and everybody is going through the “cold and flu” phase, I decided to make a chocolate sauce instead. Honestly, you dont even need the chocolate sauce, it is good as it is, just dust some icing sugar on top and you are ready to go. I had some hidden agenda, I made the chocolate sauce mainly for the pictures ;)

So, here comes the step by step pictures…

Melt chocolate & butter over hot water, let it cool completely…

Combine all ingredients in medium bowl, beat on low speed with electric mixer until ingredients are combined. Increase speed to medium, beat for about 3 mins or until mixture is changed in color and smooth…

Pour mixture into prepared pan, bake at 180 C for 30 mins. Let it cool…

 Recipe adapted from Cakes & Slices Cookbook by Australian Women’s Weekly

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Chocolate Fudge Cake

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 8 -10

Ingredients

  • 250 gms Dark chocolate (chopped (refer notes))
  • 125 gms Unsalted butter
  • 2/3 cup Castor sugar (refer notes for substitute)
  • 2/3 cup Self raising flour (refer notes for substitute)
  • 4 Eggs (lightly beaten @ room temp)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 180 C, 10 mins before baking.
  • Grease a 7 or 8 inch square tin with butter and line the greased tin with baking/parchment paper.
  • Melt chocolate & butter over hot water (double boiler method), let it cool completely. Combine melted chocolate and butter and all the other ingredients in medium bowl.
  • Beat on low speed with electric mixer until ingredients are combined. Increase speed to medium, beat for about 3 mins or until mixture is changed in color and smooth. Pour mixture into prepared pan, bake at 180 C for 30 mins. Let it cool. Serve dusted with sifted icing sugar.

Notes

You can find the chocolate sauce recipe here:
http://foodwishes.blogspot.com/2012/03/easy-homemade-chocolate-sauce-i-really.html
Substitution for self raising flour – to get 1 cup self-raising flour, add 1 1/2 tsp baking powder+ 1/4 tsp salt to 1 cup all purpose flour. (source: http://www.joyofbaking.com/IngredientSubstitution.html)
Substitution for caster sugar: to get 1 cup caster sugar. process 1 cup granulated sugar (usual sugar) in a food processor/mixer until fine, but don’t powder it like icing sugar. (source: http://www.joyofbaking.com/IngredientSubstitution.html)
The cake has a cracked crust like the brownies. I only made half the qty. I used a 5 1/2 inch square tin to make half the qty. I baked mine for 25 mins. You can store this in air tight container at room temperature for 3-4 days. I used Lindt Swiss dark chocolate. You can use semi sweet baking chocolate also. Baking time may vary for each oven and also according to the size of baking tin used.
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  • Hi Maria,

    Tried your Moist cup cake and it turned out awesome.This was my first ever attempt to bake a cake and my colleagues told it was delicious. Just so that you know, now you have got fans in my office too. Gonna try this recipe, this weekend. Will let you about the same.
    God Bless You :)

    • Thank you Saranya! Really happy that the cupcakes came out well for you :) Thanks for sharing the site with your friends.

      Hope you got to try this recipe and liked it too..

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Tried out the chocolate fudge cake and it came out great n yummy plus it was very easy to make.. Thanks for the recipe.. its a keeper..

  • I am an avid visitor of your site. It is very refreshing to read your comments, your experience etc.
    Actually I need your help …. Long back I had baked a chocolate dessert/cake in my microwave but I totally forgot the name and recipe of the cake. Vaguely I remember that the batter is poured into the baking dish and then syrup is poured on top of the batter and once the dish is cooked, the cake floats on top of the thick syrup. I am actually craving for this dessert sooo much. I remember exactly how it tastes like, the smell, how the texture is etc etc etc… everything about the final product but no idea about the process…. Can you please help me with this, I know its too much to ask but maybe you have encountered something like this somewhere :-)
    luv u, Seena

  • I am an avid visitor of your site. It is very refreshing to read your comments, your experience etc.
    Actually I need your help …. Long back I had baked a chocolate dessert/cake in my microwave but I totally forgot the name and recipe of the cake. Vaguely I remember that the batter is poured into the baking dish and then syrup is poured on top of the batter and once the dish is cooked, the cake floats on top of the thick syrup. I am actually craving for this dessert sooo much. I remember exactly how it tastes like, the smell, how the texture is etc etc etc… everything about the final product but no idea about the process…. Can you please help me with this, I know its too much to ask but maybe you have encountered something like this somewhere :-)
    luv u, Seena

    • Hi Seena,

      Great to know that you like this site, thanks !

      About the cake you’ve mentioned, I’m sorry dear.. I dont have any clue about it. I do hope the google gods help you find it, all the best!

      Cheers
      Maria

    • Hi Seena,

      Great to know that you like this site, thanks !

      About the cake you’ve mentioned, I’m sorry dear.. I dont have any clue about it. I do hope the google gods help you find it, all the best!

      Cheers
      Maria

      • Dear Maria,

        Hope you had a fabulous Easter!

        I am searching for the recipe since long, till now unable because I don’t remember the name, method etc (as we say ‘thalayum vaalum ariyilla’) As you said its up to the google gods now. Shall inform you when I get the recipe, its truly yummmm and a sure shot way to pile up pounds.

        While reading your posts, I can feel how much you enjoy cooking… so keep up cooking an posting….

        Bye
        Seena

  • Hi Maria
    Tried this cake today nd came out very well..I added 100 gms of dark chocolate nd 150 gms of semi sweet chocolate…to avoid the bitter taste…It cracked on the crust…but I believe that’s how it has to be.did icing on it..and my boy luved it…in fact I hv tried mny of ur recipes…when I hv guests nd want to try sme thg new i go for recipe without any doubt..I knw it wil a success…that’s the confidence I hv in u…keep cooking..merry Xmas…
    Regards
    Nitasha

    • Hi Nitasha,

      Thanks a bunch for your comment! Great to know that you trust the recipes here so much :)

      The crust is supposed to crack for this cake, since it’s fudge like..

      Wish you a very happy new year!

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Hi Maria! Came across your blog while searching for eggless cake recipes. I would really love to make a fudgy cake. Is there a replacement for eggs in this recipe? If yes, please let me know the quantity per egg. Thanks a lot!

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