Lyle's® Chocolaty Fudge Cake

  • Preparation Time30 mins
  • Cooking Time30 mins
  • Serves10
  • DifficultyMedium

For the cake

75g cocoa
9 tbsp boiling water
150g unsalted butter, softened
110g Lyle’s Golden Syrup®
315g Tate & Lyle® Golden Caster Sugar
4 large eggs
75ml milk
250g plain flour, sifted
1 1/2 rounded tsps baking powder

For the filling, icing and decoration

150g dark chocolate 70% cocoa solids, broken into pieces
150ml double cream
1 tbsp Lyle’s Golden Syrup®
8 chocolates

Preheat the oven to 180°C/160°Fan/Gas 4.

In a large bowl mix the cocoa and water together with a wooden spoon until smooth, then add the butter, Lyle’s Golden Syrup®, Tate & Lyle® Golden Caster Sugar, eggs and milk. Mix again, then sift over the flour and baking powder to make a thick batter.

Spoon the mixture into the cake tins and bake on the middle shelf of the oven for 30 minutes or until risen and a fine skewer comes out clean when inserted in the centre of the cakes.

Leave to cool for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and discard the parchment.

For the filling and icing, combine the chocolate, cream and golden syrup in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water until melted, for about 5 minutes. Stir constantly, then remove from the heat and leave to cool and thicken to a spreading consistency.

Sandwich the cakes together with about half of the chocolate cream, arrange on a plate, then use a palette knife to spread the rest decoratively over the top. Decorate with the chocolates and serve.

Recipe courtesy of Lyle's Golden Syrup®

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