Sticky Chocolate Fudge Loaf Cake

I can’t bake cakes. I’ve always been very clear about this. That is until I made the lemon drizzle cake. The lemon drizzle cake is so amazingly good, I’ve eaten about a million of them since baking that first one and they always, always work! This Chocolate Fudge Loaf Cake has always been the most popular recipe on my blog. So, it seemed like a good idea to add some new photos and tips.

Chocolate Fudge Loaf Cake Mixture

Since writing the original recipe I’ve made this Chocolate Fudge Loaf Cake loads of times. The kids absolutely love it, and it’s a great one for them to help with. It’s so ridiculously simple, and it always works out.

Baked Chocolate Fudge Loaf Cake

The chocolate sponge is light and moist, and the fudge icing is sweet and gooey. It’s the perfect Chocolate Fudge Loaf Cake for the whole family to enjoy.

Iced Chocolate Fudge Loaf Cake
Sliced Chocolate Fudge Loaf Cake

We’ve just made it again on a lovely hot afternoon, all dancing around the kitchen and eating sneaky bits of cake mix. The only problem we have is waiting for it to cool before icing, and then waiting for it to set before eating. It’s worth it though to sit down with a cup of coffee and a very small* slice of this delicious Chocolate Fudge Loaf Cake.

Chocolate Fudge Loaf Cake is a super simple bake that's filled with chocolatey goodness and topped with a sticky fudgey icing

*a quarter of the cake. I’ve said it makes 12 slices, and it really really could if you wanted it to. Good luck with that.

Inside Chocolate Fudge Loaf Cake

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Chocolate Fudge Loaf Cake

Moist, sticky and superbly chocolate! 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Cake cooling time1 hr
Total Time55 mins
Course: Cake
Cuisine: British
Keyword: chocolate, Loaf Cake
Servings: 12 Slices
Calories: 450kcal
Author: Donna


For the cake:

  • 170 g Butter
  • 170 g Caster sugar
  • 130 g Self-raising flour
  • 40 g Cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 3 eggs

For the Fudge Icing

  • 4 tbsp Cocoa powder
  • 75 g Butter
  • 150 g Chocolate -Broken into squares
  • 1 tsp Vanilla essence
  • 200 g Icing sugar


For the cake

  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees and lightly grease a loaf tin.
  • Cream together the butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl.
  • Add the eggs one at a time and mix in thoroughly.
  • Sieve in the flour, baking powder and cocoa and fold in well.
  • Pour into the loaf tin, spread evenly and bake for 35-40 minutes.
  • Leave in the tin for 5 minutes before tipping out to cook on a wire rack. 

For the icing

  • Melt the butter, vanilla and chocolate together in a saucepan over a low heat.
  • Once smooth add the cocoa and icing sugar.
  • Mix together well.
  • Pour over cake and leave to cool.


I bake my loaf cakes in a silicon mould that’s 9″ by 4″ and 4″ deep.
Once my cake has cooled, I put it back into the mould before pouring over the icing. I then pull the sides out slightly so that the icing runs down and completely covers the cake. This only works with silicon. If you use a tin, once cooled either place on a plate or leave on the wire rack to pour over the icing. 




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