Friday, 9 November 2012

Chocolate Fudge Cake

Sometimes, you just want chocolate cake.

When I was younger, we had this old recipe book, inside was possibly the best chocolate fudge cake recipe that has ever existed. It was this thick brown book without a cover, with pages falling out all over the place, but this one recipe, we used every time.

During a big clear out, this book tragically got lost, and my family had been mourning it ever since (ha, ha). I've looked everywhere on the internet but it seems that we won't get the recipe back. All I can remember is that this cake had buttermilk in it, because I was always fascinated by my sister making milk curdle before adding it to a cake! (Thats buttermilk, if you didn't know!)

So i've created this recipe- and it's good! The cake is super easy and literally melts in your mouth. Definitely a new house favourite.

300g butter, softened
300g caster sugar
5 eggs
125g ground almonds
75g cocoa powder (I use green and blacks)
200ml buttermilk
1tsp baking powder
1tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp salt

For buttercream
100g unsalted butter
200g icing sugar
1tsp vanilla extract
400g dairy milk chocolate, melted

(preheat the oven to 180 Celsius, grease two 19cm baking tins)
  1. Cream the butter and sugar together until light and creamy (2-3 minutes)
  2. Add the eggs, one at a time- beat well between each addition, and make sure to scrape the sides of the bowl, then add the vanilla
  3. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, cocoa, almonds, baking powder and salt then fold into the mixture in thirds
  4. Stir in the buttermilk in four additions
  5. Divide into baking tins
  6. Bake for 30 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean
  7. Leave to cool in tins for 5 minutes before turning onto a wire cooling rack
  1. For the buttercream icing, whisk butter until creamy, 1tbs at a time, whisk in icing sugar, add vanilla extract and melted dairy milk chocolate
  2. Fill and cover the cakes with the icing
Enjoy! :) x

1 comment:

  1. Emily this cake looks gorgeous!

    Where are the blog posts? It's been way too long!

    Get your bum back on here, and take care in the new year! X