SUNDAY TREAT: Easy chocolate fudge cake

Need a guaranteed crowd-pleasing cake that’s easy to make? This super-squidgy chocolate fudge cake with smooth icing is an instant baking win.

Ingredients

150ml sunflower oil, plus extra for the tin;
175g self-raising flour;
2 tbsp cocoa powder;
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda;
150g caster sugar;
2 tbsp golden syrup;
2 large eggs, lightly beaten;
150ml semi-skimmed milk;


For the icing


100g unsalted butter;
225g icing sugar;
40g cocoa powder;
2½ tbsp milk (a little more if needed)

Method

STEP 1
Heat the oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Oil and line the base of two 18cm sandwich tins. Sieve the flour, cocoa powder and bicarbonate of soda into a bowl. Add the caster sugar and mix well.

STEP 2
Make a well in the centre and add the golden syrup, eggs, sunflower oil and milk. Beat well with an electric whisk until smooth.

STEP 3
Pour the mixture into the two tins and bake for 25-30 mins until risen and firm to the touch. Remove from oven, leave to cool for 10 mins before turning out onto a cooling rack.

STEP 4
To make the icing, beat the unsalted butter in a bowl until soft. Gradually sieve and beat in the icing sugar and cocoa powder, then add enough of the milk to make the icing fluffy and spreadable.

STEP 5
Sandwich the two cakes together with the butter icing and cover the sides and the top of the cake with more icing.

Recipe from BBC Food

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