This is My Chocolate Fudge Cake Recipe!

During my show "Ising on the Cake" I make my favourite chocolate fudge cake and I am often asked for the recipe. I think this a totally wonderful cake. We are like old friends, I have made it for years and it never fails to impress. It is so rich, moist and easy to make. It's a real keeper too. 

Put your pinny on, pop on your favourite music and indulge yourself in chocolate cake!

Chocolate Fudge Cake


5 medium eggs
2 cups of caster sugar
1½ cups of mayonnaise
2 ½ cups of plain flour
¾ cup of cocoa powder
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
2/3 cup of tepid water

250g of soft room temperature butter
500g of icing sugar
¾ cup of cocoa powder
Hot water from the kettle, just off the boil


Preheat oven to 145°c / 125°c fan bake/1 1/2 gas. Prepare 1 x round 22cm tin. Loose bottom ones are the best. 

1 Whisk eggs and sugar on high speed for the length of one song! The eggs and sugar should be white and fluffy.

2 Mix in mayonnaise on a slow speed until combined.

3 Sieve all dry ingredients and add to the egg mix. Combine on slow speed and gradually add the water. Give the bowl a scrape and re-mix on a medium speed until all ingredients are well combined and smooth.

4 Pour cake mix into a prepared tin (I line with greaseproof paper) and bake cake in the middle of the oven for 1 hour and 20-25mins. Test with a cake tester. Cake is cooked when the cake tester comes out clean.

5 Once cake is cool make icing. On a slow speed beat soft room temperature butter with sieved icing sugar and cocoa powder. Gradually add the hot water (should be around ¼ cup) as the ingredients combine. Once all ingredients are bound together whip the icing, scrape the bowl and then whip again.

Ice cake - as seen in the show!

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