Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Our favourite Chocolate Fudge Cake

Today is sunny, but cold and fresh….a lovely winter's day, well, the sort I love if it's going to be cold!

Such a lovely day calls for a delicious chocolate cake, and this one is a family favourite.

I wish so much I could share how good our house is smelling right now as I type this post…..Im wafting into chocoholics nirvana…..

As with all my recipes on this blog, this is easy and relatively quick. The only catch is the melting of the chocolate, butter, sugar and coffee- which needs to cool before continuing the baking process. So, it's not the kind of cake you can whip up in 20 mins, however, if you have a craving (and trust me its definitely a cake to crave for…) then I normally do my 'melting' before or during breakfast. Let it sit, and after everyone is dressed, the odd pre school drop off and so on, the mixture is cool. Add remaining ingredients, then bake and voila….the result will be a very memorable morning tea!

Our Favourite Chocolate Fudge Cake
250g butter, diced
150g dark chocolate, in pieces
1 cup caster sugar
1 cup strong coffee
1 cup self raising flour
1/2 cup cocoa
2 eggs
3/4 cup ground almonds

Preheat oven to 180 deg celcius. Grease and line a 22cm springform cake tin.

Place butter, chocolate, sugar and coffee in a large saucepan. Cook over a medium heat stirring until it melts. Remove from heat and pour into a bowl and leave to cool.
Add sifted flour and cocoa to melted chocolate mix. Then fold in eggs and almond meal. Mix until well combined. Pour into cake tin and bake for about 45 minutes, or until skewer is clean when inserted into middle of cake. Allow cake to cool before icing.

Chocolate Ganache
2 tablespoon cream
90g dark chocolate, chopped

Warm cream to just below boiling then remove from heat. add chocolate pieces and stir until well combined. Drizzle over cake.

Recipe from one of my favourite 'go to' cookbooks- In the Kitchen by Allan Campion & Michele Curtis

Now it is time to sign off and go eat some cake……xxx


  1. Bonjour Kylie - that cake looks absolutely delicious and the gorgeous daisy on top just pops!x

  2. this looks really dense and delicious - wer'e invited to our friends son's birthday this weekend - might try this Kylie!


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