Sunday, 7 September 2014

Chocolate Fudge cake with Strawberries

Rich and delicious chocolate fudge cake with chocolate dipped juicy strawberries.


275 g caster sugar
175 g soft margarine
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
175 g natural yoghurt
225 g self raising flour
50 g cocoa
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

For the icing:

50 g margarine
30 g cocoa
5 tablespoons milk
240 g icing sugar

For Garnish:

White chocolate hearts and stars
20 strawberries
120 g milk chocolate


1.Preheat oven to 170 degrees C /325 degrees F
2. Line the sides and base of a 9 inch spring form baking tin and grease it.
3. Melt the milk chocolate in the microwave for 2 minutes  and when it is fully melted, dip 6 strawberries in them and leave them to set in the fridge.
4. Slice the remaining strawberries in half keeping the leaf on and keep aside for garnishing later.
5. In a bowl add the sugar and margarine and beat until light and fluffy.Add the yoghurt and eggs and beat again until fully incorporated.together.
6.Sieve together the cocoa, flour and bicarbonate of soda and add it to the butter and egg mixture. Fold the mixture until all the flour is incorporated.
7. Add the cake batter to the prepared baking tin and smooth the top.
8. Bake in the preheated oven for 40-45 minutes until a skewer inserted in it comes out clean.
9. Remove cake from oven and leave to cool in the tin.
10. Once cake is cooled remove it from the tin and remove the paper lining.
11. Place the cake top side down on a serving dish.

Making the icing:

12.In a pan add the margarine, when it has melted take it off the heat. Sieve the cocoa and icing sugar into the melted butter. Add the milk and whisk together to form the chocolate ganache.
13. Let the ganache cool slightly, than pour it over the cooled cake and spread it on the sides and top of cake.
14. Let the ganache  set for 15 minutes.
15. After 15 minutes , add the 6 chocolate dipped strawberries on the top of the cake and place the remaining strawberries halves around the circumference of the base of the cake.Decorate the top of the cake with chocolate hearts and stars.

I have baked this cake for the great Verbaudet summer bake off, since the theme was summer, I have used strawberries in my cake. To participate in this bakeoff,  Verbaudet sent me the great British Bake off recipe book, some edible decorations, measuring spoons and oven gloves.


  1. Oh my god this looks amazing. I wish I could just reach through the screen and cut myself a slice off.

  2. Oh wow, this looks absolutely delicious and pretty easy to make as well x

  3. Oh this looks really delicious. I'm just not sure how diet friendly it would be. My problem is that I don't have a filter to stop eating when I'm full, especially if there's no-one else to share the cake with. I could easily end up eating it all in one go.

  4. I'm getting hungry by looking at this (It's morning here) hahah

  5. My two favourite things put together in one delicious recipe Chocolate Fudge + Strawberries - a win win situation. Cannot wait to try this it looks amazing

  6. The cake looks so decorative.. I am sure must be tasting awesome too.

  7. Chocolate and strawberries are two of my favourite things - so this cake looks like total heaven.


  8. You can't go wrong with a lovely chocolate cake!

  9. Yum! Pass me a piece please. Lol looks great, I'm going to have to make this over the weekend. Thanx for sharing

  10. Wow that looks absolutely amazing, I wouldn't want to cut into it x

  11. Wowza, it looks amazing - i'm drooling just looking at it!

  12. One of my 5 a day- don't mind if I do!
    Thank you for sharing looks amazing.

  13. Wonderful looking cake, Chocolate fudge cake is a big favourite here and this looks an amazing one. GG

  14. OH YES! Will you be my mummy please?
    Pretty please?

    It looks amazing!

  15. Wow this looks fabulous. Thanks for sharing x

  16. Oh my mouth is watering now. I adore fudge cake as do my boys

  17. Oh My God.......My mouth is literally watering. I was looking for a good chocolate cake to make and I think I have just found it xx

  18. Ohhhh my word I am going to have to ban myself from your blog I am addicted to your food .x

  19. Oh please no! Am on a diet!! Well that is down the drain no ;)

    Looks totally yummy!!!

  20. Chocolate fudge cake should be classified as a food group to be eaten every day!

  21. That looks very good indeed and such pretty decoration.

  22. Oh wow that looks too good to resist! Thank you sharing the recipe :D

  23. Mmmmm. That looks so good. Any challenge where food is involved is worth entering. I like the strawberries around the sides too, looks lovely x

  24. A beautiful looking cake! Chocolate and strawberries go so well together.

  25. This looks amazing! good luck with the bake off x

  26. Wow, that's what I call a cake!

  27. This looks so very gorgeous, just imagine it with some ice cream and a glass of wine

  28. Such a great treat. I love the combination ofstrawberries and chocolate


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