Baking · Comfort Food · Desserts & Puddings · Sweets

Chocolate Fudge Cake

Fudge_Cake

This is an absolutely gorgeous chocolate fudge cake for one of those days when you just neeeeeed a choccie overload… =) Chocolate sponge sandwiched with chocolate and topped with even more chocolate! Yum scrumm for all us chocoholics out there…

Ingredients:

  • 100g spreadable butter
  • 250ml milk
  • 1 tbsp red vinegar
  • 100g plain chocolate, melted
  • 15g cocoa powder
  • 300g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate soda
  • 225g golden caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • Icing: 225g plain chocolate, 100g butter and 142ml carton double cream

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C
  2. Grease a round deep cake tin and line with baking paper
  3. Mix milk and vinegar
  4. Place all other cake ingredients in a large mixing bowl
  5. Pour in the milk mixture and whisk until smooth
  6. Spread into the baking tin and bake for an hour until firm in the centre
  7. Cool for 10mins, then turn out on a rack to cool completely
  8. Meanwhile, make the icing by melting the chocolate and butter together in the microwave for 3 minutes on medium heat, stirring after 90s. Stir until smooth then beat in the cream. Cool slightly.
  9. Halve the cake through the middle and spread half of the icing on the bottom half and sandwich together.
  10. Spread the rest of the icing over the top and sides of the cake
  11. If you want to, you can sift a little icing sugar over the cake and decorate with strawberries or something.
Baking · Comfort Food · Swedish · Sweets

Negerbollar, or Swedish Chocolate Balls

chokladboll_stor1 These little balls have been my favourite sweet treat for as long as I can remember. We always used to call them negerbollar (negroe balls) which, admittedly, was not a very politically correct term. I just read in a paper the other day that the word has now been taken out of the Swedish Academy’s Dictionary and the balls are now to be called chocolate balls.

Ingredients:

  • 100 g butter
  • 3 dl oats
  • 1 1/2 dl caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp cocoa
  • 1 tbsp strong coffee
  • dessicated coconut

Directions:

  1. Leave the butter out to get room temperature (or micro wave it a little)
  2. Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl
  3. Roll into little balls
  4. Rolls the balls in the coconut to give them a nice coating
  5. Keep cold and serve with coffee or eat them just the way they are

Enjoy!