Fudge Cake

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one 7 or 8" cake

This decadent, chocolatey, rich and deliciously moist cake is one of the yummiest cakes, capable of satisfying even the most die-hard of chocoholics!!

1 1/2 cups
self-rising flour
2 tbsp.
cocoa powder
1 tsp.
bicarbonate of soda
1/4 tsp.
3/4 cup
caster/grinded light brown sugar
melted semi-sweet/baking chocolate
eggs, at room temperature
(beaten with a fork until slightly frothy)
3/4 cup (150ml)
WARM melted butter
(should not be hot, just warm to the touch. Melt then measure 3/4 cup)
3/4 cup
milk, at room temperature
1 tsp.
vanilla essence
2 tbsp.
golden syrup

You can even mix melted butter and vegetable oil if you want, in the ratio melted butter 100ml and oil 50ml.

Check how to make self-rising flour HERE

Grease a 7" or 8" pan and line with grease-proof paper, then grease the paper as well and dust with some flour.

Pre-heat oven to 170 C.

Sift the flour with cocoa, baking soda and salt. Add the caster/grinded sugar into the flour and stir it in until well mixed.

For a light and fluffy cake, sift the flour with salt and baking soda THREE times. Then add the sugar into it. By sifting the flour that many times you are incorporating more air into the flour, which will result in a more perfect cake.

Make a hole/well in the center of the flour. Pour in the milk, melted chocolate, warm melted butter, beaten eggs, vanilla and golden syrup.

Beat using an electric beater or mix with a whisk until all is combined and smooth. Do not over-mix, stop when everything is nicely combined and looks smooth and luxurious.

Pour the batter into prepared pan, bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Cool the cake completely before applying frosting. I used my whipped ganache frosting, and you can create the swirly effect with a spoon.

HERE is the frosting recipe.

Enjoy! :)



can we use maple syrup instead of golden syrup?

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

W/Salaam. Have not tried with maple syrup, corn syrup is a closer substitute.

can i use white sugar?

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Yes you can.

thank u for ur quick replies :) one more question... how can i get melted semi-sweet baking chocolate? umm can i use nutella instead?

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Just melt regular cooking chocolate, you can use nutella but since that is sweetened, you may need to reduce the sugar slightly.

Can we substitute something else for bicarbonate of soda since i dont have it

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It is needed for this recipe.

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W/Salaam, it is a kind of syrup that looks like honey. You can use corn syrup instead or if you don't have that then honey will do.

Salaams. what is golden syrup? and what can you use instead if you don't have at hand?

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Tiramisu is already in the desserts folder.

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W/Salaam, yes you can.

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Yes that is right.

Love ur website. Thanx

Salam can i use cadburys dairy milk instead of baking chocolate???

Another thing i wanted to ask is if the baking soda is the same as wat we call in pakistan khanay ka soda or meetha soda??

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That's one and a half cups. So 1 and a half tsp baking powder for the first cup and then three-quarter tsp baking powder for the half cup. And 2 small pinches of salt.

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Yes, just about any cake can be made into cupcakes.

Can we make this cake as cup cakes?

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Hi, did you open the oven midway through baking? That is one of the main reasons cakes sink in the middle.

I made this cake today but the middle part sunk what could be the problem?

can i use simple flour instead of self raising flour?

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You can make SR flour by adding 1 and a half tsp baking powder and a pinch of salt to every cup of plain flour.

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Assalaamu alaikum sis.. how long can we use homemade golden syrup while keeping in refrigerator?

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W/Salaam, not sure really...have never made golden syrup at home. I estimate about 2 weeks more or less.

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Assalaamu alaikum fauzia sis. Should the final cake batter be like an easily pouring liquid or should it be like a little thick cake mixture?

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W/Salaam, thick batter.

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But when I made the batter, it was just pouring down when I took it with a spoon. Does that mean should I beat the mixture more or Have I over-beaten them?

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It is fine it depends on how liquid the butter is after melting. Some solidify fast thereby making the batter thicker. It is fine as long as the cake turned out ok.

Dear fawzia , I tried ur semonilia pudding , n the white n pink cake , a few chicken recieps thy turned out great ,thanku somuch well I wana make the fudge cake tmr but I am wondering around how many tablespoons is 75grams ? N do the tablespoons need to be full of at level thanku plz reply as soon as possible ,your fellow sis thnks

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Thanks! 75gm is 5 level tbsp. :)

Hi can i use honey instead of golden syrup

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Hi, yes you can.

carbonate of soda means baking soda ryt?

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Yes, same thing.

can we use normal sugar instead or brown sugar?

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Yes although you will miss out on some of that fudgy texture and flavour.

Hi, i bought cocoa powder and just noticed it has 'Dutch-processed' written on it. Is there any difference between normal one and Dutch processed one? Can they be used interchangeably?

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Yes you can interchange the two, although I think the dutch-processed version has a milder flavour to the normal one, and they add some sort of acid in it during processing. I prefer the natural cocoa for my cakes and other recipes.

Your one cup of dry ingredient is equal is 250 ml right??

Tried fudge cake today. It was very very moist and delicious! Thanks for the wonderful recipe! :)

Asaalam Alaikum. Please can I use evaporated milk?

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W/Salaam, for this recipe evaporated milk is not necessary.