Chocolate fudge birthday cake

30 Jan

the hungry mum


It was my baby brother’s birthday recently and a cake was absolutely in order. By baby I meant he is nudging the upper end of his 30s but in my heart he’s still the funny little boy who used to fall asleep standing up while playing with Matchbox cars.

My mum hosted a family lunch and bought my bros an ice-cream cake – sort of as a joke, sort of because he actually requested one. Obviously a real, actual chocolate birthday would also be needed.

I found the ideal recipe in David Herbert’s Best Ever Baking Recipes and it was not only a snap to make, it turned out exactly like the photo in the book! Huzzah! It tasted rich and fudgy and decadent – a perfect birthday cake.


100 g butter, diced, at room temperature

2 large eggs, lightly beaten

250g caster sugar

100g dark chocolate melted


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9 Responses to “Chocolate fudge birthday cake”

  1. Shannon ( January 30, 2016 at 11:48 pm #

    That is one beautiful cake! Yum!

  2. Antonia January 31, 2016 at 1:50 am #

    The cake looks delicious! What a sweet sister you are!

    • The Hungry Mum January 31, 2016 at 9:58 am #

      awww, ta 🙂 I am lucky to have such a fab brother.

  3. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella January 31, 2016 at 10:03 pm #

    Funny how we always remember our siblings as kids. I love baking birthday cakes but wish I could cut into them for a photo! Hehe people seem to be a bit confused when there’s a slice taken out and put back in 😉

    • The Hungry Mum February 1, 2016 at 10:53 am #

      I agree – so often I realllly want to slice a cake for the blog but people do get weird about it 😉

  4. deliciouslynell February 1, 2016 at 8:34 am #

    What a lovely cake!

  5. February 1, 2016 at 11:51 am #

    I always love anything chocolate 🙂

  6. ChgoJohn February 1, 2016 at 11:54 pm #

    A chocolate fudge cake? That’s the birthday cake of my dreams and yours looks fantastic!

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