Old fashion Chocolate Fudge Cake

By Simon  ,   

February 7, 2014

Simply a good old fashioned chocolate cake with chocolate Judge.......ooopppss I mean fudge icing for the birthday boy! Happy Birthday Judge!

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 40 mins
  • Yields: 10 Massive

Ingredients

200 Grams Plain flour

200 Grams Caster sugar

1 tsp Baking powder

1/2 tsp Bicarbonate of soda

40 Grams Cocoa

175 Grams Unsalted butter

2 tsp Proper vanilla extract

150 ml Sour cream

2 Eggs organic and free

75 Grams Usalted butter

175 Grams Quality dark chocolate

300 Grams Icing sugar

1 Heaped tbsp Golden syrup

125 ml Sour cream

1 tsp Proper vanilla extract

Candles or decorations

Directions

If you love chocolate, this cake will take your experience to a whole new level.  It's simple to make and a total joy to celebrate a birthday with.

Pre heat your oven to 180c.  Butter and line 2 x 20 cm round sandwich tins with removable bases, or 'in the modern world' use 2 x 20 cm round silicone cake trays.  Place all the cake ingredients, flour, sugar, baking powder, bicarb, cocoa, butter, essence, sour cream into a food processor and mix to a creamy thick batter.  Divide equally between the tins and bake for 35 mins, switching the tins around 1/2 way through.  It's worth checking after 25 mins with a skewer, insert into the cakes and you are looking for a clean skewer.  Remove the cakes from the oven and leave them in the tins onto a cooling rack.

Don't worry about the cracks, it all adds to their uniqueness and they are going to be covered in our delicious fudge icing.

To make the icing - melt the butter and chocolate in a bowl over gently simmering water until melted.  In a separate bowl sift the icing sugar, add the golden syrup, the essence and finally the sour cream and combine.  Add the icing sugar and mix to a glossy soft texture.

Once the cakes are cooled, place one on cake stand or plate, smother with 1/3rd of the fudge mixture, place the other cake on top, now with the remaining chocolate mixture cover the cake, decorate beautiful and wait for the magic moment to share with the lucky recipient.

For you Judge......

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