Thursday, July 4, 2013

Chocolate Fudge Cake

Last week was my brother’s birthday, so I asked him what cake he wanted. ‘Chocolate. Chocolate fudge cake!’. I knew the perfect recipe to use, Lilly Higgins’ recipe from her book Make Bake Love. I had made it almost exactly a year ago but never posted it up here! It’s unusual in the sense that it uses yoghurt, it makes it quite a dense cake but it’s very moist. For me though the star is the buttercream icing, very chocolately and delicious!


Chocolate Fudge Cake

Adapted from Lilly Higgins’ Make Bake Love


125g dark chocolate, chopped

200g Demerara sugar

180g butter, softened

3 eggs

180g plain flour

1 tsp baking powder

225ml natural yoghurt (I used vanilla flavoured)

1 tsp vanilla essence

Chocolate buttercream

55g butter, softened

230g icing sugar

40g cocoa powder

5 tbsp milk

Half tsp vanilla essence


1. Preheat oven to 180. Butter and flour sandwich tins.

2. Melt the chocolate (either in microwave or over a double boiler) and leave to cool slightly

3. Beat the sugar and butter in a separate bowl. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition.

4. Sieve the flour and baking powder together. Mix gently. Add the yoghurt, vanilla and melted chocolate. Fold in gently.

5. Divide the batter evenly and make a slight hollow in the centre (this will help the cake raise evenly and make sure there’s no peak in the middle. If there is, once the cake has cooled you can cut the cake with a serrated knife to level it off).

6. Bake 25-30 minutes. Leave to cool on a rack and sandwich together with one half of buttercream. Spread remaining on top.

7. Beat the butter with half the sugar. Add remaining sugar, the cocoa, milk and vanilla and mix.




  1. Oh. My. God. This looks so delicious! I have that Lily Higgins book and love it too, so many lovely recipes in it. You're such a lovely sister, going to all that trouble! :)

    1. Aww, thank you! Honestly, I use any excuse to bake, in fact most the baking on this blog is due to a birthday, anniversary, exams that were passed etc.! I love baking for friends and family :)

  2. That's a seriously delicious looking cake, yummy! I bookmark so many of your recipes, this is definitely one for the next birthday x

    1. Thank you Sharon! That's so kind of you to say, it's made my day! :D


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