"All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt." - Charles M. Schulz
Who doesn't like a bit of chocolate? Forget that! Who doesn't like a whole lot of chocolate? I know I do! This is a cake that is a chocolate lover's dream! Not just 1 layer, but 3 different layers of chocolate heaven!
Chocolate fudge cake is a rich cake, full on the chocolate flavour. The texture of a fudge cake is similar to that of a mudcake, but a little less dense. This cake lends itself well for decorating, as it can handle the heavy weight of decoration without breaking or changing in shape. Above, it was layered with Milk Chocolate Buttercream for filling and Dark Chocolate Ganache topping, then topped with various chocolate shavings and rolls. You can also use vanilla buttercream for filling, or any Chocolate frosting. For less work on a busy day, you can frost with ready-made frostings.
|Cut each layer into 2, to get 4 layers |
Fill and ice with chocolate buttermilk
sprinkle sides with chocolate sprinkles
150g self raising flour
25g unsweetened Natural cocoa powder
175g dark brown sugar
3 eggs, well beaten
50g dark chocolate, roughly chopped
1 tsp vanilla essence
a pinch of salt
Preheat oven to 375F. Line bottoms and sides of two- 8 inch tins with baking paper, set aside.
In a bowl, sift together flour, cocoa powder, and salt. set aside.
|You can create this shaded effect either by using different ganaches (dark, and milk chocolate ganache)|
or by covering with butter cream first, then with a thin layer of ganache
Hope you like this recipe. Try it out and let me know what you think. Leave me a cooment before you go, I love to hear from you :)