Grandma Sybil’s Chocolate Fudge Cake

This is a cake that I grew up with and one that transports me back to my Gran’s parlour every time I sample a slice. It is very easy to create and even easier to consume. You will need:Sybil Choc Cake - 02

For the cake

  • 5 oz Self raising flour
  • 6 oz cater sugar
  • 6 oz soft margarine
  • 3 oz drinking chocolate
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 tblsp hot water

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well until smooth and creamy. Preheat oven to 180 deg C. Pour mixture into greased cake tin (8in ideally). I used a 7.5 in square.

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Bake for 45 – 55 mins until springy in the middle and coming away from the sides.

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Leave in the tin for 5 mins and then turn out onto rack and allow to cool before icing.

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For the icing:

  • 3 oz soft marg/butter
  • 6 oz icing sugar
  • 100g dark chocolate
  • 1 tblsp milk



Melt chocolate and butter over bain marie stirring regularly. Remove from heat and mix in icing sugar a bit at a time (whisk/mixer needed).

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Ice and decorate to taste.

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I hope that you glean as much pleasure as I have with this little nugget of joy. Thanks Grandma. Missing you loads xx.