The Family

Me - Mum and wife, part time PA, small time collector of vintage china , amateur singer and actress, cross-stitcher, cook and cake baker.

Hubby - Dad and husband, computer fixer, dress maker, Lego builder, tenor and fez wearer. Loves his food except celery and basil.

DD - pre- teen daughter, bright, beautiful, talented, sporty, kind, honest, loving and funny. Knows what she likes and what she doesn't but tastes are getting wider as she gets older.

Monday, 30 July 2012

Chocolate Fudge Cake

This is a recipe that my Mum, my sister and I have all been baking for years.

I have it as an email as I know my sister has the original recipe card - so apologies if it is your recipe and I have not credited it.

This is also DD's favourite cake so I made it for her coming home from the Grandparents


175g/6oz butter or marg
175g/6oz caster sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 eggs
200g/7oz plain flour
50g/2oz cocoa powder
2 tsps bicarbonate of soda
1/4 tsp of salt
175ml/6fl oz milk

50g/2oz softened butter or marg
2 tbsp cocoa powder
3/4 tsp instant coffee granules
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 egg
275g/10oz icing sugar

  • Pre heat oven to Gas mark 4 (180C)
  • Grease and line 2 loose bottomed sandwich tins (7 inch diamter)
  • Cream butter and sugar until blended
  • Add vanilla extract
  • Add eggs, one at a time beating until fluffy
  • Sift flour, cocoa, bicarb and salt into a bowl and add to creamed mixture
  • Slowly add milk, beating until smooth
  • Pour into tins, making sure each tin is even
  • Bake for approx 30 minutes or until done
  • Leave to cool in tin for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely

For the frosting
  • Combine butter, cocoa and instant coffee
  • Add vanilla, egg and icing sugar
  • Beat until smooth
  • Use some of the frosting to sandwich the two cakes together before covering with the rest of the frosting
  • Eat
  • Enjoy 

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