Rich Chocolate Fudge Cake

Demijohn HQ is currently having to double as home-school depot and so I feel it is my duty, as catering department, to provide an occassional break-time treat to buoy the spirits as we all tussle with tech!

This indulgent cake seems to go down well with all ages and was just as welcome for those of us who left school a moment or two ago and are finding it an interesting challenge to aid and supervise. Fortunately Mr Mill's morning PE exercises will be going some way to burning it all off again too!

By using our wonderfully fresh Perthshire Rapeseed Oil this recipe ensures that this rich Chocolate Fudge Cake is as rich and fudgy as its name requires.

Chocolate Fudge Cake

Ingredients:

  • 175g Self Raising Flour
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 150g caster sugar
  •  2 tbsp Golden Syrup
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 150ml Perthshire Rapeseed oil, plus extra to grease the tins.
  • 150ml semi-skimmed milk

Icing ingredients:

  • 100g unsalted butter
  • 225g icing sugar
  • 40g cocoa powder
  • 2 1/2 tbsp of milk (a little more if needed)

Preparation:

Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 4/ 180°C/160°C {Fan Assisted]
Grease two 8 inch cake tins and line the bases with parchment.

Seive the flour into a bowl, and stir in the cocoa powder, bicarbonate of soda and caster sugar.

Make a well in the centre and add the syrup, eggs, sunflower oil and milk and beat well,until smooth, with a whisk, either hand held or electric. (I feel sure the aforementioned Mr Mill the P.E. Teacher would approve of the hand held version more)

Divide the mixture between the two cake tins and bake for 25-30 minutes until risen and firm to the touch.

Allow them to cool in the tin for 10 minutes or so before turning out onto a wire rack.

Chocolate Cake

Icing:

Beat the butter until it is soft then gradually seive in the icing sugar and cocoa powder and add enough milk to make the icing fluffy and spreadable. 

Sandwich the 2 cakes together with butter icing and cover the sides and top of the cake with more butter icing. Additional decorations can be added by creative pupils needing a break from academia!