Chocolate Fudge Cake

Treat your loved one to a homemade cake this Valentines Day

Chocolate fudge cakeChocolate Fudge Cake

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes
Serves: 6-8


175g self raising flour
2 tbsp cocoa powder
1 tsp bicarbonate soda
150g golden caster sugar
2 tbsp golden syrup
2 eggs, beaten
150 ml sunflower oil
150 ml Gold Top Milk
75g Gold Top slightly salted butter, softened
175g Icing Sugar
3 tbsp cocoa powder
Approx 1 tbsp Gold Top Milk
50g dark chocolate, grated
1 x chocolate flake to decorate (optional)


1. Pre-heat oven to 180ºC/350F/Gas Mark 4. Grease and line two 18cm (7 inch) sandwich tins.

2. Sieve the flour, cocoa and bicarbonate of soda into a bowl. Add the sugar and mix well.

3. Make a well in the centre and add the syrup, eggs, oil and Gold Top Milk. Beat well with electric whisk until smooth.

4. Spoon the mixture into the two tins and bake for 25 – 30 minutes until risen and firm to the touch. Remove from oven, leave to cool before turning out onto a cooling rack.

5. For the icing, beat the butter and gradually add the sifted icing sugar and cocoa powder. Add just enough Gold Top Milk for a soft icing.

6. Spread half the icing over one cake and sandwich the two cakes together. Spread the remaining icing over the cake. Sprinkle the grated chocolate over the cake and serve.

Gold Top milk is now available from Tesco and Asda as well as Waitrose, Sainsbury’s, Somerfield, Co-op and Budgens. Visit for more information.

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