Father’s Day Chocolate Fudge Cake

This recipe is absolutely delicious; moist chocolate sponge cake with indulgent chocolate icing. You can make this cake for ‘Father’s Day’, with the recipe being simple enough for even the littlest hands to help! A must try for all chocolate lovers! A treat for our kitchen designers in Bury St Edmunds.

Father’s Day Chocolate Fudge Cake


Serves 8






For the cake:

  • 400g plain flour
  • 250g golden caster sugar
  • 100g light brown muscovado sugar
  • 50g good quality cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 142ml sour cream
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 175g unsalted butter (melted and cooled)
  • 125ml vegetable oil
  • 300ml chilled water


For the fudge icing:

  • 175g dark chocolate (minimum 70% cocoa solids)
  • 250g unsalted butter (softened)
  • 275g icing sugar (sifted)
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 180˚C.
  2. Butter and line the bottom of the 2 x 20cm / 8 inch sandwich tins.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, sugars, cocoa, baking powder, bicarb and salt. In another bowl or wide-necked measuring jug whisk together the eggs, sour cream and vanilla until blended. Beat together the melted butter and corn oil until just blended, then beat in the water. Add the dry ingredients all at once and mix together on a slow speed. Add the egg mixture, and mix again until everything is blended and then pour into the prepared tins.
  4. Bake the cakes for 50-55 mins. Cool the cakes in their tins on a wire rack for 15 mins, and then turn the cakes out onto the rack to cool completely.
  5. To make the icing, melt the chocolate in the microwave, 2-3 mins on medium should do it – or in a bowl sitting over a pan of simmering water and let cool slightly.
  6. In another bowl beat the butter until its soft and creamy and then add the sieved icing sugar and beat again until everything’s light and fluffy. Then gently add the vanilla and chocolate, mix together until everything is glossy and smooth.
  7. Sandwich the middle of the cake with about ¼ of the icing, then ice the top and sides too, spreading and smoothing with a rubber spatula.
  8. Enjoy with your dad and a nice cuppa!

Recipe by Kitchen Stori – we hope you enjoy! More chocolate at our chocolate tasting evening.