Who does not love a good  chocolate cake! Perfect for any celebration the secret to a moist chocolate cake lies in replacing butter with oil and this recipe does just that.

Chocolate Cake Recipe

Moist Chocolate Fudge Cake
Recipe type: Baking
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Serves: 10
  • 2 cups(500ml) sugar
  • 1 cup (250ml) oil
  • 1 cup (250ml) warm water mixed with 2 tsps strong coffee
  • 4 eggs seperated
  • 2 cups (250ml) flour
  • ½ cup (125ml) cocoa
  • 2 tbles (30ml) baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
Chocolate Ganache Icing
  • 180gr good quality dark chocolate
  • 1 small tin of nestlé cream
  1. Place sugar,oil warm water and egg yolks in a bowl and beat until the mixture is thick and cool.
  2. Sift the flour,baking powder,salt and cocoa together 3 times.
  3. Add the sifted ingredients to the oil mixture and fold in with a firm plastic spatula
  4. Whisk the egg whites in a clean bowl until just beginning to form peaks.
  5. Fold into the cocoa mixture.
  6. Divide the cake batter between the sandwich tins and bake in the oven for 30-40 minutes, or until the top is firm to the touch and a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean.
  7. Let the cake cool completely before covering with icing.
Ganache Icing
  1. Heat the chocolate and cream in a saucepan over a low heat until the chocolate melts. Remove the pan from the heat and whisk the mixture until smooth, thick and glossy.
  2. Set aside to cool for a while or until thick enough to spread over the cake.
If using the ganache icing then just make a single layer cake and pour the ganache over.