Chocolate fudge cake!

This is one of the most popular cakes I bake! Its a rich, moist dark chocolate cake and it is delicious! I use it a lot.

It's great for celebration and wedding cakes and it is so easy to adapt the flavours and fillings. I usually use white chocolate buttercream as a filling but it can easily be changed to mint chocolate or chocolate orange.

So here it is:

(for a 10" tin)


  • 350 g (12oz) butter, chopped, plus extra to grease

  • 350 g (12oz) plain chocolate, chopped

  • 275 ml (9fl oz) milk

  • 375 g (13oz) plain flour

  • 3 tsp baking powder

  • 60 g (2½oz) cocoa powder

  • 750 g (1lb 11oz) caster sugar

  • 6 medium eggs

  • 250 ml (8fl oz) sour cream


  1. Preheat oven to 160°C (140°C fan) mark 3. Grease