Easiest Choccy Fudge Cake Ever

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This is so easy to make you’ll be impressed! It’s not overly sweet and there’s not an ounce of saturated fat in whole cake if you pass on the chocolate icing topping!

It’s moist and fudgy and will keep well for 4-5 days.

Ingredients

For the cake
For the chocolate icing (optional … I didn’t have this to save on calories!)

Preparation method

Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4.

Grease and line a square tin. For the cake, place all of the cake ingredients, except the boiling water, into a large mixing bowl. Using a wooden spoon, or electric whisk, beat the mixture until smooth and well combined.

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Add the boiling water to the mixture, a little at a time, until smooth. (The cake mixture will now be very liquid.)

 

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Pour the cake batter into the tin and bake in the oven for 25-35 minutes, or until the top is firm to the touch and a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean.

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Remove the cake from the oven and allow to cool completely, still in the tin.

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I didn’t put the icing on mine as it does add some serious calories and fat but here is the way to do it if you wanted to… don’t forget this can be made as a sandwich style cake too!

  1. For the chocolate icing, heat the chocolate and cream in a saucepan over a low heat until the chocolate melts. Remove the pan from the heat and whisk the mixture until smooth, glossy and thickened. Set aside to cool for 1-2 hours, or until thick enough to spread over the cake.

  2. To assemble the cake, run a round-bladed knife around the inside of the cake tins to loosen the cake.

  3. Carefully remove from the tin.

I just cut mine into chunks and serve warm with low fat custard or ice cream.

Enjoy!

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14 thoughts on “Easiest Choccy Fudge Cake Ever

  1. Mmm, mmm, MMMM! This looks sooo yummy, it will have to be on my list for a treat day. Thanks Helen 😀 Hope your day is going as smooth as your mixture looks, hehe 😀
    Mo x

      1. Ahhh – silence is golden 😀 The house is alllll mine 😀 Until I get son up that is, but in the meantime, it’s coffee and hookie and the occasional squiz to see if anyone’s chatting.
        Jack frost came spreading his magic in the night, so it’s a bit slip slidey to feed the birds, but other than that I love the frost. It gives things a whole new look and definition where it’s not normally seen and with the sun shining gently I have a diamond mine in my garden 😀 Until it melts of course, haha.
        My hooks a-yowling
        ttfn
        Mo xx

  2. That looks delicious Helen….and I’m on a diet 😦 But I might make it anyway..have to be a bit naughty sometimes. Thankyou for the recipe 🙂

    1. Me too Jane 😉 Aren’t diets a pain in the YKW. But I am going to make this soon. Hope you’re having a good day too 😀

      1. Diets are a pain Mo 😦 But I had to do something!! Saying that ist’s soooooo cold here today that I could quite easily make Helen’s cake and scoff the lot lol Why is it that when it’s cold we want “naughty” food…well I do lol

    2. Oh I try to be good, but I just love my food so much. I have trouble being moderate in what I eat, I think that is probably my main downfall. I can’t have a piece of chocolate I have to eat the whole thing, haha. And Yes, cold weather is eating weather, be it soup, fresh bread, toasted crumpets, mmmmm, mm! Must be lunch time, my imagination is going into overdrive here…. time to feed the beast that is my belly, lol
      ttfn
      Mo x

      1. Eat and be merry I say… Its cold outside.. and Mo.. share the cake.. not eat it all yourself!!

        You all make me giggle so much with all your remarks… you brighten my days.

        H xxxxx

    3. Thanks Helen 😀
      Re: “.. and Mo.. share the cake.. not eat it all yourself!!” I will take your advice under advisement.
      Or is that …under my vestment…. lmao – well they do seem to hide a multitude of sins ;0)
      xx

  3. This looks so good. My husband Richard will love it .
    Am sure I will try it too even if it acts up my reflux.
    Thanks so much for sharing.

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