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Nigella’s Chocolate Fudge Cake ~ Merry Christmas from Melange !

So,it’s festival time around.Many of you will be busy with the last minute shopping and baking.Even we have a big tree this time,all decorated and ready to go.In fact,lots of surprises as well.We had a nice party at gym and whole lot of fun where I received a special appreciation prize for being ‘regular and self-motivated’.I thoroughly enjoyed this one and decided to throw a treat for myself after a long time.Though not a choco-savvy myself,I fixed one of Nigella’s exotic chocolate fudge cake hoping to witness the precious smile on my little one’s face.

Merry Christmas to all my readers and wonderful ladies out there !

Ingredients

For the Cake

400 gm all purpose flour/maida
250 gm golden caster sugar
100 gm light muscovado sugar
50 gm cocoa powder
2 tbso baking powder
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
140 ml sour cream
3 eggs
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp salt
175 gm unsalted butter,melted and cooled
125 ml corn oil
300 ml chilled water

For the fudge icing

175 gm dark chocolate (the darker the better)
250gm unsalted butter,softened
275 gm icing sugar,sifted
1 tbsp vanilla extract

Method

Preheat the oven to 180 degree.Prepare two 20 cm sandwich tins to bake.In a large bowl,bring together the flour,caster and muscovado sugars,cocoa powder,baking powder,soda bicarb and salt.Mix it well.In another medium sized bowl whisk the eggs,sour cream and vanilla until blended well.Get another bowl to beat together the melted butter and corn oil.If you are using a kitchen aid or stand mixer,you may use the bowl at this stage.Blend till butter and corn oil get together well,followed by chilled water.Now add the dry ingredients all together and continue mixing well.This stage minimum speed will do.To this add egg mixture and mix well till everything is blended well.Pour the mixture equally to the prepared tins and bake for 40-50 minutes or until a cake-tester comes out clean.Once done allow it to cool on a wire rack.Cool thoroughly before icing.I prepared the cakes in advance and wrapped with cling film and kept in the fridge.This makes it way easy.

Now prepare the fudge icing.Melt the chocolate preferably in microwave.If you are melting it in high power,it may take two minutes.But it depends with the oven.Allow it to cool after melting.Now in a mixer start beating softened butter until it’s soft and creamy.It’s better to do with a stand mixer since it’s easy.Add the sieved icing sugar to this and continue beating till fluffy and light.Add vanilla and melted chocolate and beat again till everything is blended well,glossy and soft.

Now prepare both the cakes and trim if you need on top and sides.Spread the icing over the first cake.For this almost the quarter of the icing may be needed.

Now bring the other cake over and ice the top and sides well.Enjoy !

* Recipe Source : Nigella Bites

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25 comments on “Nigella’s Chocolate Fudge Cake ~ Merry Christmas from Melange !

  1. Rani's gourmet
    December 24, 2012

    lovely post…..happy xmas dear friend..

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  2. Swasthi Blank
    December 24, 2012

    Wow! Lovely cake! enjoy it. Merry christmas and Happy new year dear!

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  3. Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj
    December 24, 2012

    WOW LOVELY CAKE… HAPPY X'MAS TO U AND UR FAMILY…
    Kaju/Cashew Flower
    VIRUNTHU UNNA VAANGA

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  4. Hema
    December 24, 2012

    Fabulous cake, Merry Christmas to you..

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  5. Vimitha Anand
    December 24, 2012

    Wow and yumm… Merry xmas dear

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  6. മറ്റൊരാള്‍
    December 24, 2012

    Merry Xmas&New year.
    Thank you for your christmas cake,,

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  7. Rafeeda
    December 25, 2012

    Oh Melange… u keep doing this to me everytime!!! 😦 that last pic is killing me…

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  8. PT
    December 25, 2012

    that last pic piece is to me right 🙂 fabulous dear..

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  9. Jay
    December 25, 2012

    oh..I've wanted try same too…I am def going to..:P
    Tasty Appetite

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  10. Shabbu
    December 26, 2012

    Delicious and lovely cake…

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  11. Sangeetha Priya
    December 26, 2012

    Absolutely delicious cake, loved the frosting much!!!

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  12. Suja Manoj
    December 26, 2012

    What a delicious cake,one slice for me pls 🙂
    looks so wonderful,great texture and love the fudge icing…yum cake dear

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  13. Namitha
    December 26, 2012

    There is nothing like a good chocolate cake 🙂 This looks so tempting ! Happy 2013 !

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  14. Reshmi Mahesh
    December 27, 2012

    Delicious and tempting slice of cake…Loved the frosting…Looks super yum..

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  15. Swapna Raghu Sanand
    December 27, 2012

    That is so sinfully delicious looking. Am a huge fan of Nigella's recipes and whenever I try to make them, they come out so delicious. Am taking a printout of this so that I can give it a try soon. May trouble you a bit in case I have any queries.

    Happy 2013 to you and your loved ones!

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  16. Archana Potdar
    December 27, 2012

    Looks yum yum yum. Merry Christmas to you.

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  17. Manju
    December 27, 2012

    No doubt that this cake tasted great.
    Hope you had a very Merry Christmas and Wishing you a very Happy New Year!!

    Regards,
    Manju
    http://manjuseatingdelights.blogspot.com/

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  18. Priya
    December 28, 2012

    Who can resist to this cake,absolutely sinful,decadent and stunning..Belated Xmas wishes.

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  19. Hima bindu
    December 28, 2012

    Beautiful irresistible fudge cake..super tempting pics!!

    Wish U n Ur Family a Happy 2013!

    Regards,
    Bindu
    http://indianrecipegalleri.blogspot.in/

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  20. Rumana Ambrin
    December 28, 2012

    Wow!!! So so perfectly done:)

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  21. Neela Manogar
    December 28, 2012

    Yummy cake. Happy to follow you. Do visit mine too.

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  22. Saraswathi Tharagaram
    December 28, 2012

    Mouthwatering chocolate cake love your clicks very inviting cake. Happy New Year.

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  23. Hamaree Rasoi
    December 29, 2012

    I too love her recipes..Great hit …The sight of this wonderful cake makes me hungry now…

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  24. Maha Gadde
    January 8, 2013

    Delicious chocolate cake..mouth watering cliks
    maha

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  25. spicycocoa
    March 30, 2013

    I love this cake! It's rich yet not too sweet. I've used this cake to make cakepops and everyone loves it 🙂

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