Now my blog is not purely about baking, you’ll find plenty of recipes here for savoury lovers but this last week or so I feel like I’ve been cooking cake, cake and more cake! First it was the Simnel cake, then cupcakes for my Mum’s friends birthday (check out the pictures on Facebook?), and now, Chocolate Fudge Cake!
This cake was specifically for my sister’s birthday. She is a big chocolate fan so wanted the ultimate chocolate fudge cake. So here it is; a super moist chocolate sponge with an indulgent chocolate buttercream. We also made a batch of vanilla cupcakes to decorate with the chocolate buttercream to go alongside the main chocolate fudge cake, just in case it was possible to have TOO much chocolate in one cake!
When you read the recipe you will notice that the cake itself uses oil instead of butter – unfortunately I don’t know the ins and outs of butter v oil in a cake recipe but what I do know is that it makes the sponge a lot more moist and spring-y! The buttercream also has an added ingredient. Instead of being made with cocoa powder, the recipe calls for melted chocolate! This makes it taste ten times more chocolate-y! Just make sure you are careful not to add it when it is boiling hot!
To give your cake a darker colour, you can always replace the milk chocolate with dark chocolate – or do a mix of both if you’re not too keen on the bitter flavour of darker chocolate. I promise though, despite the buttercream being quite pale, it certainly doesn’t lack taste!
This cake is perfect for birthdays and other celebrations. It's also the perfect treat for anyone who has given chocolate up for lent - maybe I'll make another one for my Mum...
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