Saturday, January 5, 2013

Chocolate fudge cake

Chocolate is my weak point. I am a huge fan of dark chocolate and especially dark chocolate cake! This delivers on promise. I am not a fan of icing on cake , however this 'fudge' like icing is silky,smooth and not buttery but chocolaty! Perfect for any occasion!


For cake
1 cup all purpose flour
1 tea sp baking powder
1/2 tea sp baking soda
1/4 tea sp salt
2 oz unsweetened chocolate melted with 1 tb sp butter and 1 tb sp water
1 tea sp instant coffee powder diluted in 1/4 cup hot water
1/4 cup yogurt
1/2 tea sp vanilla
1 tb oil
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/8 cup granulated sugar

For icing
1 oz chocolate (unsweetened)
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup milk powder
1/4 tea sp vanilla extract
2 tb spoons sugar
1 tb spoon honey

Sieve together all purpose flour,baking powder,baking soda and salt and keep aside. Whisk together oil,sugar,brown sugar,yogurt and vanilla extract. Add diluted coffee and cooled melted chocolate mixture and whisk everything together. Add half of dry flour mixture and gently fold it in with a spatula. Add remaining mixture and fold again until the flour is just combined. Do not over-mix the batter, else you will end up with a tough cake. Transfer batter into a 6 inch round buttered and floured pan and bake on 350 F for 25-30 minutes. Every oven is different, so you may want to check the cake after 20-22 minutes. Once baked, cool completely before frosting.
           To make frosting, mix together chocolate,milk, and vanilla extract,sugar and melt everything together on a low heat. Once melted, remove from heat and add milk powder. Whisk everything together. Add honey at the end ; it ensures that the frosting will glisten! Cool to room temperature.         Coat the entire cake with fudge frosting using knife or spatula. Cut and serve at room temperature.


  1. Mmmm, the texture looks perfect. Why the dried milk powder in the frosting though? Can I make it without?

    1. You can! But then you will have to add butter to make frosting thick! :-)and I have not used it.

  2. HI,

    Can I use cocoa powder instead of unsweetened chocolate?


  3. Hi Kim, You most certainly can, you may have to increase water or liquid content in the batter. Cocoa will dry it out.:)