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Chocolate Fudge Cake Recipe

Chocolate Fudge Cake Recipe

Ingredients: Makes one 900 g / 2 lb cake

60 ml/4 tbsp cocoa (unsweetened chocolate) powder
100 g/4 oz butter or margarine

120 ml/4 fl oz oil
250 ml/8 fl oz water
350g/12 oz caster (superfine) sugar
225 g/8 oz self-raising (self-rising) flour
2 eggs, beaten
120 ml/4 fl oz milk
2.5 ml bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)
5 ml/1 tsp vanilla essence (extract)


For the icing (frosting):
60 ml/4 tbsp cocoa (unsweetened chocolate) powder
100 g/4 oz butter or margarine

60 ml/4 tbsp evaporated milk
450 g/1 lb icing (confectioners') sugar, sifted
5 ml/1 tsp vanilla essence (extract)

100 g/4 oz plain (semi-sweet) chocolate


Put the cocoa, butter or margarine, oil and water into a pan and bring to the boil. Remove from the heat and stir in the sugar and flour. Beat together the eggs, milk, bicarbonate of soda and vanilla essence, then add to the mixture in the pan. Pour into a greased and lined 900 g/ 2 lb loaf tin (pan) and bake in a preheated oven at 180C/350F/gas mark 4 for 14 hours until well risen and springy to the touch. Turn out and cool on a wire rack.

To make the icing, bring all the ingredients to the boil in a medium-sized pan, beat until smooth, then pour over the cake while still warm. Leave to set.

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