Chocolate Cake with Fudge Icing

 

If you love chocolate, this cake is for you - it's rich, dense and fudgy - but you can lighten it up for morning tea with a dollop of crème fraîche.

What you will need

250 gm butter, diced, plus extra for greasing

280 gm dark chocolate (58%-66% cocoa solids), coarsely chopped

7 eggs, at room temperature

100 gm caster sugar

40 gm plain flour

50 gm Dutch-process cocoa, sieved

  Chocolate fudge icing

300 ml pouring cream

150 gm brown sugar

20 gm Dutch-process cocoa

200 gm dark chocolate (58%-66% cocoa solids), finely chopped

50 gm butter, softened

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