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Chocolate Fudge Cake + Chocolate Cream Cheese Icing

Chocolate Fudge Cake

An easy to make chocolate fudge cake suitable for birthdays, afternoon tea or any other occasion. It’s sandwiched and topped with a scrumptious chocolate cream cheese icing.

First of all I’d like to wish you all a very Happy Easter. Yesterday, I made this chocolate fudge cake with chocolate cream cheese icing. It’s destined for Easter tea with my mother and some friends later today. I think it’s going to be a good one.

I also have an easy and fun Easter competition for all baking enthusiasts. The prize is the Mary Berry Collection afternoon tea set that you can see in this post, plus a possible added bonus. Read on.

The Great British Bake Off

The Great British Bake Off has become a bit of an institution over the last few years. I haven’t missed an episode. Sadly, it’s moving away from the BBC and I’m still feeling outraged by the turn of events. I will miss it. The grand dame of baking, Mary Berry, who is synonymous with the show, is thankfully remaining loyal to the Beeb and will not be moving with it. Neither will Mel or Sue.

Chocolate Fudge Cake

On to happier subjects. I’m really pleased with this elegant Mary Berry Homeware Collection from Meld Home. I’ve rather fallen for the cute grey goose. The set arrived just in time for me to use it for my Easter chocolate fudge cake.

Mary Berry Homeware Collection

If you like it too, scroll down to the bottom of this post to find out how you might win your own set. You do not need to be a blogger to enter. I will be shortlisting my favourites, then Mary herself will  judge the winner. She will also be picking an overall winner from the five participating blogs; that lucky person will get a signed copy of one of her books. Fingers crossed it will be one of you who wins.

Chocolate Fudge Cake with Chocolate Cream Cheese Icing

So, to my Easter chocolate fudge cake. It’s dark, fudgy and delicious. Well at least I think it will be, the batter certainly tasted good. The chocolate cream cheese icing I have tried and that is super scrumptious. The cake is fairly easy to make and would be an ideal bake for any occasion. Stick some candles in, smother it in chocolate shavings or do as I did and pile a few mini Easter eggs on top. Job done.

Chocolate Fudge Cake

I did grind my own almonds for this chocolate fudge cake. If you have a blender or coffee grinder, it’s very easy to do. And freshly ground almonds are a bit of a game changer. They won’t be as fine as the bought stuff, but they add a bit of texture and taste so much better.

For more Easter baking inspiration take a look at my Easter recipes. I’m now looking forward to seeing your bakes.

Mary Berry Homeware Competition

How to Enter

  1. Please link up a photo of your Easter bake in the comments below or better still add your picture to this Tin and Thyme Facebook page post. A title would be useful too.
  2. In addition, if you post a photo on Twitter, FB or Instagram, tag me and use the hashtag #maryseasterbakes, I will endeavour to retweet or like, as appropriate.

The Prize

  • 4 x cake forks
  • 4 x cake plates
  • cake stand
  • cake slice
  • 2 x mugs
  • the overall winner from the five blogs will also receive a signed book from Mary

Mary Berry Collection

 The competition T&Cs

  • Open to UK residents only.
  • The competition will run from 15th April until the 2nd May 2017. Mary will be judging the week beginning 8th May.
  • Mary will judge the finalists, and choose a winner from each blog that is hosting this competition and an overall winner for the signed book.
  • Winner will need to supply their address 

11 May 2017 – Winner Alert

Thank you to everyone who entered the competition. We had 33 entries in total. Congratulations go to Emma Locker who Mary picked out as the winner of my blog competition. This is what Mary had to say about her cake – “Emma’s Chocolate Easter Nest Cake is very eye catching. She has created a lovely deep cake with decoration that shows really creative ideas. Well done Emma!”

Winning Cake Picked by Mary Berry

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Chocolate Fudge Cake – The Recipe

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Chocolate Fudge Cake with Chocolate Cream Cheese Icing

An easy to make fudgy chocolate cake for any occasion. It's sandwiched and topped with a scrumptious chocolate cream cheese icing.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Afternoon Tea, Dessert
Cuisine: British
Keyword: birthday cake, cake, chocolate, chocolate cake, cream cheese, icing
Servings: 8 slices
Calories: 657kcal


Chocolate Fudge Cake

  • 180 g unsalted butter - softened
  • 180 g dark muscovado sugar
  • 1 heaped tbsp golden syrup
  • pinch of sea or rock salt (I used Himalayan pink rock salt)
  • 3 large eggs (I used duck eggs)
  • 180 g spelt flour, half wholemeal, half white
  • 40 g cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 heaped tbsp yoghurt (I used 0% Skyr)
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 50 g ground almonds (I ground my own)

Chocolate Cream Cheese Icing

  • 200 ml double cream
  • 100 g dark chocolate (I used 90%)
  • 100 g cream cheese
  • 1 tsp cocoa powder
  • 50 g icing sugar


  • Cream the butter and sugar together until pale in colour and fluffy in texture.
  • Beat in the syrup and salt.
  • Beat in the eggs, one by one. If the mixture starts to curdle add in a spoonful of the flour.
  • Sift in the dry ingredients and stir until just incorporated. Add the yoghurt, water and ground almonds and stir again until just combined.
  • Divide the mixture between two 20 cm (8") round silicone moulds or lined cake tins. Smooth down the tops and bake in a pre-heated oven at 180℃ (350℉, Gas 4) for 30 minutes, or until the cakes are risen and firm to the touch or an inserted skewer comes out clean.
  • Leave to cool for ten minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

Chocolate Cream Cheese Icing

  • Melt the chocolate in a small pan over a gentle heat with half of the cream to make a ganache. Stir and set aside to cool.
  • Whisk the remaining cream with the cream cheese, cocoa and icing powder until the mixture begins to stiffen. Stir in the chocolate ganache until combined. It should be firm enough to use at this point, but if not give it a whisk.
  • Spread half of the mixture over one cake, sandwich with the other and top with the remaining icing.
  • Leave plain or decorate as liked. As it was Easter, I piled a few mini eggs on top of mine.


Please note: calories and other nutritional information are per serving. They're approximate and will depend on exact ingredients used.


Calories: 657kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 43g | Saturated Fat: 24g | Cholesterol: 159mg | Sodium: 134mg | Potassium: 331mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 1187IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 124mg | Iron: 4mg

Now, ready steady, baaaaaaaaaake!

I’m adding my chocolate fudge cake to Bake of the Week over with Helen at Casa Costello. If you’re into baking, this is definitely worth a shufti.

Disclosure: I was sent the Mary Berry Homeware Collection for the purposes of this competition. I was not asked to write a positive review and as always, all opinions are my own. All but the Victoria sponge picture are mine. Thank you for your support of the brands and organisations that help to keep Tin and Thyme blithe and blogging.


  1. Tracey Peach

    16th April 2017 at 9:56 am

    My absolute favourite cake I’m drooling!

    • Choclette

      16th April 2017 at 1:17 pm

      Thanks Tracey, I’m looking forward to cutting into it later today 🙂

  2. Lucy

    16th April 2017 at 10:09 am

    Mmm just the perfect cake for Easter! The plates and cake forks look lovely too, great for afternoon tea.

    • Choclette

      16th April 2017 at 1:16 pm

      Exactly Lucy. I’m looking forward to trying them out. Oh! And the cake 😉

  3. Kate

    16th April 2017 at 10:48 am

    What a gorgeous chocolate cake! And the Mary Berry collection is very pretty.

    • Choclette

      16th April 2017 at 1:15 pm

      Thanks, I’m looking forward to sinking my teeth into it later today. The colours of the collection aren’t at all the sort of colours I normally use, but I love it.

  4. munchies and munchkins

    16th April 2017 at 11:29 am

    This cake looks divine. I am feeling strange about the changes in GBBO too but intrigued also..

    • Choclette

      16th April 2017 at 1:13 pm

      Thanks Rebecca. I suspect you’re of a better disposition than me. I’m in a grump about it and have vowed never to watch the new version. Time will tell if I manage to hold out or not.

  5. Angie@Angie's Recipes

    16th April 2017 at 12:04 pm

    Fudge chocolate cake..what’s not to love! It surely looks divine, Choclette.

    • Choclette

      16th April 2017 at 1:11 pm

      Thanks Angie. I’m looking forward to cutting into it this afternoon 🙂

  6. Amanda

    16th April 2017 at 12:57 pm

    The cake looks delicious, so perfect for Easter. I made creme egg fudge as my Easter bake, it would be amazing to win your set and a lovely Mary Berry cook book! GBBO with Mary will be so missed by all. Here is the link to my bake:
    Happy Easter,

    • Choclette

      16th April 2017 at 1:11 pm

      Thanks Amanda. We’ll be eating the cake this afternoon. I’m looking forward to it. Thanks for your entry, fudge is very hard to resist!

  7. Sammie

    16th April 2017 at 8:44 pm

    Ooh I’m keeping hold of this recipe as my sister cannot eat gluten. What a yummy cake. As I’m not on FB (sorry) I will place my link here I love the Mary Berry collection and the geese are adorable.

    • Choclette

      16th April 2017 at 9:02 pm

      That’s absolutely fine Sammie and no need to be sorry about not being on FB. Thanks for your entry. I used spelt flour in this cake, so it’s not gluten free.

  8. Jo @ Jo's Kitchen Larder

    16th April 2017 at 8:44 pm

    Wow, absolutely love the cake and especially the cream cheese icing on it and the fact that you used ground almonds as well. I love the hint of almonds in any cake. Hope you enjoyed it 🙂 I shall head to the Facebook page and enter my Chocolate Marble Cheesecake for the comp as absolutely love the prize 🙂 Gorgeous set! Hope you are having lovely Easter!

    • Choclette

      16th April 2017 at 9:03 pm

      Hi Jo, great to hear you’re entering. The cake was delicious and went down a storm 🙂 Hope you’re having a good Easter too.

  9. Lynne Harper

    18th April 2017 at 10:25 am

    What a stunning cake and my fav as well. Nothing better than curling up with a big slice of cake and a cup of tea with a good book, my idea of perfect. Thanks for the recipe 🙂

    • Choclette

      18th April 2017 at 1:51 pm

      Thanks Lynne. Glad you like it. We’ve still got a couple of slices left to look forward too 🙂

  10. Lubka Henry

    18th April 2017 at 11:43 am

    This cake looks absolutely amazing! Thanks for taking the time to share the recipe :))

    • Choclette

      18th April 2017 at 1:53 pm

      Thanks Lubka. It was touch and go as to whether I had enough time before having to leave the house, but I just managed it 🙂

  11. Johanna @ Green Gourmet Giraffe

    18th April 2017 at 1:36 pm

    Sounds like a fantastic cake – I love cream cheese frosting. I think I might have seen one of the GBBO but it never got big in our house – the timing and the station were wrong for us – sorry to hear it has left the beeb.

    • Choclette

      18th April 2017 at 1:55 pm

      Thanks Johanna. I guess the GBBO wasn’t so easy for you to see. It was such a big thing here in the UK, I’m sad it’s gone.

  12. Jenny Paulin

    25th April 2017 at 5:57 pm

    I love this way of creating a nest cake – and the coloured foiled eggs really finish the cake off nicely. It looks so tasty. Thank you for linking up to #Bakeoftheweek x

    • Choclette

      25th April 2017 at 8:48 pm

      Thanks Jenny? Are you hosting #Bakeoftheweek? I must have missed that.

  13. Vanesther Rees

    28th April 2017 at 5:51 pm

    Oh my, this looks just incredible!

    • Choclette

      28th April 2017 at 9:08 pm

      Thanks Vanesther. It already seems like quite a long time ago, but it was a good cake 🙂


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