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Chocolate Fudge Cake

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Chocolate Fudge Cake
January 16, 2012

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Chocolate Fudge Cake

Thanks to Christina from The Hungry Australian for hosting this month’s Sweet Blog Hop. With the theme being ‘Death by Chocolate’, this one was right up my alley… but what to make?!

My friend Katie had her birthday on Saturday, and we were some of the surprise guests at her birthday dinner she thought only her family was going to. To top things off, I made a cake and got the restaurant staff to bring it out and surprise her yet again! I forgot to take photos of the cake before as it was meant to be my entry for the blog hop. Luckily we brought home two slices and one was good enough to photograph. Thank goodness, because I didn’t want to make anything chocolatey again for my hips sake!!

Luckily this cake was a big hit with the birthday crowd, and who doesn’t like the fun that hundreds and thousands bring! Happy Birthday again Katie! 🙂

Chocolate Fudge Cake
James Martin

200g milk chocolate
200g butter
200g brown sugar
100ml soured cream
2 eggs , beaten
200g self-raising flour
5 tbsp cocoa powder
hundreds and thousands , to decorate

Chocolate Icing
100g milk chocolate
1/2 a 395g can condensed milk
100g butter

1. Heat oven to 160C/140C fan/gas 3. Line a 22 x 22cm square tin with baking parchment. Put the chocolate, butter and sugar into a large pan with 100ml hot water and gently melt together. Set aside for 2 mins, then stir in the soured cream followed by the eggs. Finally, stir or whisk in the flour and cocoa until lump-free, then pour into the prepared tin. Bake for 50-55 mins until a skewer comes out clean. Sit the tin on a wire rack to cool.

2. Meanwhile, make the icing. Gently melt together icing ingredients in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of barely simmering water, then chill or cool until spreadable.

3. To decorate, carefully turn out the cooled cake and peel off the baking parchment. Spread the icing over the top and scatter with hundreds and thousands, then cut the cake into triangles or fingers before serving.


27 comments on “Chocolate Fudge Cake
  1. Gourmet Chick

    Interesting to have condensed milk in the icing – I haven’t tried that before but I have to say the icing here looks pretty glossy and gorgeous!

    January 16, 2012 at 8:34 am
  2. Katie

    So yummy! You completely surprised me and I was so touched that you wanted to do this for me.

    Did you hear me ask the waitress if it was for me?? LOL

    January 16, 2012 at 8:35 am
    • Iron Chef Shellie

      Bahaha!! I did not :p

      January 16, 2012 at 9:52 am
  3. Lizzy (Good Things)

    Very cute. Love the sprinkles! So celebratory.

    January 16, 2012 at 9:02 am
  4. Anna @The Littlest Anchovy

    Looks divine, all this chocolate is making me hungry!

    January 16, 2012 at 9:32 am
  5. Tina @ bitemeshowme

    This cake looks so quirky and fun. May I have a piece? 😛

    January 16, 2012 at 11:00 am
  6. tania@mykitchenstories

    It looks delicious and what a lovely thing to do

    January 16, 2012 at 11:09 am
  7. Michelle chin

    This is so darn chocolatey!!! YUMMM

    January 16, 2012 at 12:00 pm
  8. EatPlayShop

    What a yummy looking chocolatey cake! All the cakes in our house (inevitably) gets decorated with hundreds and thousands so we’ll be good at it 🙂 Have never tried condensed milk in icing but it sounds like a genius idea!

    January 16, 2012 at 5:59 pm
  9. Kyrstie @ A Fresh Legacy

    This is my kind of recipe, it looks quick and easy and I can almost taste it!! Yum.

    January 16, 2012 at 6:20 pm
  10. Hannah

    Oh my gosh, how did I miss this event?!

    Also, you’ve just now reignited my had-just-faded obsession with putting sprinkles on everything.

    January 16, 2012 at 6:30 pm
  11. thelittleloaf

    Looks like a very lovely cake – glad you managed to save a slice for the pic! Love the condensed milk in the icing too – it makes it so thick and glossy. Gorgeous.

    January 16, 2012 at 7:07 pm
  12. Monica (@gastromony)

    Delicious. I like the idea of using condensed milk in the icing 🙂

    January 16, 2012 at 8:05 pm
  13. Tenille @ My Family Table

    I’m going to file this one away for the next birthday cake I make, it looks awesome.

    January 16, 2012 at 8:56 pm
  14. JJ @ 84thand3rd

    Loving the shot of the single slice – bit of cake, bit of icing – it says all it needs to! And hundreds and thousands do indeed make everything better 🙂

    January 16, 2012 at 10:18 pm
  15. Jennifer Wickes

    Who doesn’t like chocolate cake?! Thanks!

    January 17, 2012 at 12:21 am
  16. Katie

    this brings back so many childhood memories for me. I love the hundreds and thousands and the simplicity of this cake. Must. Cook. Now.

    January 17, 2012 at 11:40 am
  17. Mez

    Oh GOD that looks so good, so good.. But my hips say no… especially so close to our wedding 🙁 🙁 🙁

    January 17, 2012 at 3:31 pm
  18. Lau@Corridor Kitchen

    What a cute slice of cake!

    January 17, 2012 at 4:49 pm
  19. Jennifer (Delicieux)

    Ahh the memories, chocolate cake covered in sprinkles. That was all I wanted for my birthday cake when I was little. Your cake looks fabulous Shellie. I love the sound of the condensed milk icing. I will have to try this!

    January 17, 2012 at 5:04 pm
  20. Esz

    Gonna make this. Yeh. I’m always hunting for ace chocolate cake recipes. This looks easy and delicious 🙂
    I guess I’ve not come across any really CRAP choc cake recipes – but there’s so many to choose from its hard to know which one to pick next. And then you forget which ones were better than others. Does this happen to you or do you catalogue your successful recipes?

    January 17, 2012 at 7:02 pm
    • Iron Chef Shellie

      hehe too true Esz, it is hard to go wrong with chocolate cake recipes. If I have a good recipe I keep it, else it goes in the bin. My mum usually writes things on her’s like “Excellent” or “Good”. sorry, that’s not much help 😛

      January 17, 2012 at 9:44 pm
  21. Christina @ The Hungry Australian

    What a great looking chocolate cake to make for your friend, Katie. I’m sure she loved it – it looks very scrumptious!
    So very glad you joined the bloghop again, Iron Chef Shellie!

    January 17, 2012 at 10:47 pm
  22. Moya

    Chocolate and fudgy… can I have a slice please! 🙂

    January 19, 2012 at 7:03 am
  23. lindamaree @ my garden feast

    What a great looking piece of cake! Every girl should have a friend as thoughtful as you!

    January 21, 2012 at 4:49 pm
  24. Nic@diningwithastud

    YUM! And lets face it, sprinkles….they’re fab!

    February 2, 2012 at 12:13 pm
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