Chocolate Fudge Cake

Chocolate Fudge Cake by What Dan Did NextThe Big J and I have almost demolished this Chocolate Fudge Cake in just a few short days…

Please excuse all of the sugary sweet treats I’ve been making lately but there have been a few celebrations, and it’s just hard to celebrate without sugar (oh I wish I had the willpower to though lol!). Our latest celebration (my birthday – ooh I’m getting so old…) required a cake of course. Although The Big J offered to buy one from the Cheesecake Shop I really wanted to make my own so I knew what was in it. I may be having a sugar hit, but I still wanted to avoid as many preservatives as possible.

I ummed and ahed over what type of cake I wanted – mud cake, sacher torte, sponge, mocha, black forest? So many choices but I eventually decided on a Chocolate Fudge Cake.

The dense consistency of this Chocolate Fudge Cake is reminiscent of a mud cake, while the fudgy icing can only be described as nom nom nom…

Chocolate Fudge Cake by What Dan Did Next

  • 125g butter, softened
  • 2tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup castor sugar
  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 1 cup self raising flour
  • 200g dark chocolate
  • 1/2 cup plain greek yoghurt
  • 200g dark chocolate
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 1 1/2 cups soft icing sugar

Grease and line a 22cm round spring form pan. Pre-heat oven to 175ºc.

Cream butter, vanilla and sugar in small bowl with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in egg yolks one at a time taking care to not over-beat the mixture before adding the sifted flour and yoghurt.

Melt chocolate and fold through the mix. Beat egg whites in a small bowl until soft peaks form then gently fold through cake batter.

Pour mixture in to prepared pan and bake in preheated oven for 40-45 minutes.

Allow to cool slightly before turning on to a wire rack to cool completely. Top cold cake with Chocolate Fudge Icing.


Melt chocolate then mix together with cream and icing sugar. Allow to cool slightly then cover entire cake. I had some icing left over which I folded through 1/2 cup whipped cream for an extra treat on the side.

Chocolate Fudge Cake by What Dan Did Next

Well that’s it for my sugar fuelled cooking for now. Until the christmas baking begins anyway LOL.

Comments (8)

  1. Nina @ whats for eats

    Oh wow! I am so sad my oven doesn’t work as it is preventing me from making this immediately 🙁

    1. DanielleDanielle (Post author)

      Oh I hope it’s fixed soon Nina because it really is yummy!

  2. Rachel_OurTownBNE

    Ooh this looks so moist and delicious! i especially like the sound of the icing – almost good enough to eat on it’s own (although I definitely shouldn’t!) 😉

    1. DanielleDanielle (Post author)

      OMG Rachel – we always make extra icing in our house! The icing is very similar to a chocolate fudge that I make too nomnomnom…

  3. Ashlea @ Glamour Coastal Living

    OMG, this looks out of control amazing…I am so looking forward to Christmas – favourite time of the year and all of the family favourites get made. I think this one will too be on the list 🙂

    1. DanielleDanielle (Post author)

      It really is a crowd pleaser Ashlea 🙂

  4. Sarah

    I think I might be drooling. This looks SO good. Thanks for the recipe. Can’t wait to try it! 🙂

    1. DanielleDanielle (Post author)

      Thanks Sarah, it is sooooo tasty lol. Enjoy 🙂


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