Lyle's Chocolatey Fudge Cake

Lyle's Chocolatey Fudge Cake

This chocolatey wonder is a truly indulgent treat that the whole family will love.

Serves

8-10

PREP TIME

30 minutes

COOK TIME

30 minutes

INGREDIENTS

FOR THE CAKE

  • 75g (3oz) cocoa
  • 9 tbsp boiling water
  • 150g (5oz) unsalted butter, softened
  • 110g (4oz) Lyle's Golden Syrup
  • 315g (11oz) Tate & Lyle's Golden Caster Sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 75ml (3 floz) milk
  • 250g (9oz) plain flour, sifted
  • 1 ½ rounded tsp baking powder

FOR THE FILLING, ICING & DECORATION

  • 150g (5oz) dark chocolate 70% cocoa solids, broken into pieces
  • 150ml (5 floz) double cream
  • 1 tbsp Lyle's Golden Syrup
  • 8 chocolates

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/160°Fan/Gas 4.
  2. In a large bowl mix the cocoa and water together with a wooden spoon until smooth, then add the butter, Lyle’s Golden Syrup, Lyle’s Golden Caster sugar, eggs and milk. Mix again, then sift over the flour and baking powder to make a thick batter.
  3. Spoon the mixture into the cake tins and bake on the middle shelf of the oven for 30 minutes or until risen and a fine skewer comes out clean when inserted in the centre of the cakes.
  4. Leave to cool for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and discard the parchment.
  5. For the filling and icing, combine the chocolate, cream and golden syrup in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water until melted, for about 5 minutes. Stir constantly, then remove from the heat and leave to cool and thicken to a spreading consistency.
  6. Sandwich the cakes together with about half of the chocolate cream, arrange on a plate, then use a palette knife to spread the rest decoratively over the top. Decorate with the chocolates and serve.