Easy Chocolate Fudge Cake Recipe

Easy chocolate cake

  • serves 10
  • Easy

This chocolate fudge cake recipe is super easy and quick to make so it is perfect for when you need to bake a last minute simple yet decadent cake for a special occasion. You don't need to use a chocolate with a high % for this, just standard dark chocolate is fine


This has to be the easiest chocolate cake recipe, ideal for a last-minute birthday cake for a chocolate lover. Also check out more indulgent chocolate cake recipes such as our ultimate chocolate fudge cake, white chocolate fudge cake and chocolate Guinness cake.



  • self-raising flour 150g
  • cocoa 30g
  • baking powder 1 tsp
  • muscovado sugar 175g
  • butter 175g, softened
  • eggs 3
  • vanilla extract 1 tsp
  • dark chocolate 50g, melted


  • butter 200g, softened
  • icing sugar 200g
  • dark chocolate 200g, melted


  • Step 1

    Heat the oven to 180C/fan 170C/gas 4. Line and butter 2 x 20cm sandwich tins.

  • Step 2

    Put all cake ingredients into the food processor and whizz until smooth. If the mix is a little stiff, add 1-2 tbsp water and whizz again.

  • Step 3

    Divide between tins, level and bake for 20 minutes or until springy. Leave for 5 minutes then cool on a rack.

  • Step 4

    Clean the food processor. Whizz the butter and icing sugar, add the chocolate, whizz again, then sandwich and ice the cake.


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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 646
  • Fat 41g
  • Carbs 68.3g
  • Fibre 1.4g
  • Protein 5.2g
  • Salt 0.97g