Dreamy Chocolate Fudge Cake


Dreamy Chocolate Fudge Cake, the softest chocolate fudge cake, draped in a chocolate fudge icing and adorned with chocolate caramel biscuit balls.

Do you ever dream of chocolate? I do! While making and then tasting this recipe there was only one name that fitted the incredible flavour, taste and texture experience, that is this Dreamy Chocolate Fudge Cake.

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Dreamy Chocolate Fudge Cake every bit as good as it looks.

So, this incredibly tasty cake was made using  Wright’s Baking Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix. Alternatively, there’s a link in the recipe below for a great chocolate cake made from scratch.

Also, I love to have a few Wright’s Baking Mixes on hand, especially for days like today.

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Dreamy Chocolate Fudge Cake

Getting Back To Baking

Having just spent 2 whole days, floored by the monster of all migraines, today I was able to get up. So, if you too suffer with migraines, you may find this helpful Migraine Not Always Sunshine And Roses.

My therapy, comfort and pleasure is to bake and cook. Yet baking a cake, from scratch today was beyond me. So instead I used my trustworthy packet mix to create this Dreamy Chocolate Fudge Cake.

And yes, you may thinks I’m nuts, wanting to bake after spending the weekend in pain, in bed, with the curtains closed. For me though, being in the kitchen is freeing. Since my creativity is allowed to run wild. And for the record I had absolutely no idea if I could pull off the icing, yet that’s part of the thrill. If it hadn’t of worked I’d have switched to plan B.

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Dreamy Chocolate Fudge Cake

A Dreamy Chocolate Cake

Ooh this cake is good.

Really, really good.

So, if you have a boyfriend/girlfriend and you want to impress them, I mean I’m not guaranteeing a marriage proposal, but, this is the cake you need to make them, or anyone you know who loves really good chocolate cake, that you simply want to treat.

And as I have said it before and I’ll say it again the Wright’s Baking Mixes that I’ve used taste like homemade. In fact I’m already wondering how I can make a cake this delicious from scratch, because at the moment I don’t have a recipe to match this. Probably the closest recipe, would be my Chocolate Fudge Bundt Cake.

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What you’ll need for this Dreamy Chocolate Fudge Cake.

So I found these new McVities Digestive Caramel Nibbles and they work perfectly on the cake. The contrast between soft fudgey cake/icing and crunchy biscuit balls is fabulous, however, if you can’t get hold of them I’d suggest Malteser’s or Minstrel’s. Since both would work well with the flavour of the cake and give that additional crunch!

Recipe: Dreamy Chocolate Fudge Cake serves 8-10

Oil or melted butter to grease the tin -approx 2 tablespoons – I used melted butter

1 Packet Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix from Wright’s Baking  – alternatively use this recipe for Chocolate Fudge Bundt Cake

60ml Melted Butter or Vegetable Oil – I use melted unsalted butter

200ml Water

For the Chocolate Fudge Icing:

4 Packets of Rolo’s

100g Dark Chocolate

100ml Double Cream

To Decorate:

1 Packet Digestive Caramel Biscuit Balls from McVities 

Alternatively use Maltesers, chocolate sprinkles, or whatever you fancy!

Method: Preheat the oven to 160C/140C fan gas mark 3, 325F

Making The Cake Batter

I use a silicone Bundt style mould, you can use a standard 20cm/8″ round cake tin.

  • First of all, grease your mould/tin well. I prefer to use melted butter and apply it with a pastry brush.
  • Place the silicone mould on to a baking tray for stability.
  • In a large bowl add the water, oil and cake mix and whisk according to the packet instructions.
  • Pour the smooth, chocolate cake batter into the prepared mould/tin, wiping away any splashes or spills.
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Dreamy Chocolate Fudge Cake ready for the oven.

Baking The Chocolate Cake

  • Place the cake into the middle of the oven and bake for 50-60 minutes.
  • Check the cake at 45 minutes. The cake is baked when an inserted skewer comes out clean. My cake took 50 minutes to bake.
  • As soon as the cake is baked remove from the oven an allow to cool in the mould/tin for 10 minutes.
  • Turn the cake out onto a cooling rack and allow to cool completely.
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Dreamy Chocolate Fudge Cake cooled and ready to be iced.

To make the Chocolate Fudge Icing:

  • Place a small saucepan with an inch of water in the bottom over a medium heat.
  • Place a heatproof, I use Pyrex, bowl on top of the saucepan ensuring that the bottom of the bowl doesn’t touch the water.
  • Add the Rolo’s, chocolate and cream to the bowl.
  • Stir until you have a melted, glossy chocolate fudge icing.
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Steps showing the chocolate fudge icing being made and then covering the cake.

Covering The Cake In Icing

  • Place the cake on a rack that fits over a clean baking tray. The idea being that as the icing drips through to the tray it can be scooped up with a spoon and poured back over the cake.
  • Start at the centre of the cake, evenly spooning the thick, fudgey icing around the middle and gradually turning the cake to ensure little air holes, that appear, are covered.
  • Continue spooning the icing around the cake – I actually turn the whole tray/rack around so that I can get a clear view.
  • When all the icing from the bowl has been used the cake should be 3/4 covered.
  • Scoop the remaining icing from the tray underneath the cake – you should be able to slide the cooling rack along the tray – spooning the remaining icing over the last remaining parts of exposed cake.
  • Allow the cake, once covered to sit on the rack for 10 minutes, you’ll be surprised how the definition of the swirls become visible again.

Decorating The Cake

  • Use 2 flat implements, for example a fish slice and palette knife, to transfer the cake to a plate or cake board.
  • Again, starting in the centre and take care to keep to the symmetry of the mould, add the caramel biscuit balls. Since I prefer to complete the centre then decorate each swirl.
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Dreamy Chocolate Fudge Cake beautiful and delicious.

Finally, the cake is ready to serve straight away, although it can also be chilled for a thicker, denser ganache finish. Although I wasn’t prepared to wait! While the only thing this cake needs is a good cup of tea to accompany it, ooh and preferably the love of your life, or family and friends to share it with.

Unless you’ve had a really, really bad day!

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Dreamy Chocolate Fudge Cake, who will you share it with?

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I love how making a cake feels like a feast. Because it always feels like a celebration, even if you are having it for Afternoon Tea on a Sunday.

Whatever you are making, baking and creating in your kitchens, have fun and remember food always tastes better when it is shared!

Sammie xx

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