Thursday, 28 July 2016

Indulgent Chocolate Fudge Cake Recipe Made With Nestlé Bakers' Choice and Win! #SLHFeaturedThursdays


Have you got a coveted chocolate cake recipe? A recipe that's far superior to all other cakes you've tried? One that's on-par with an upmarket café or restaurant? (Come on now, we all do!) I have shared a few chocolate cake recipes here on Six Little Hearts and as far as chocolate baking goes, they're all goodies. (Really good in fact. Have you tried this basic chocolate cake or this delicious flourless chocolate cake?)


Well, here's a chocolate cake which blasts all other chocolate cake recipes to smithereens. (Or at least, jades them a little in the comparison stakes.) Let's be fair to a fantastic ingredient, generally speaking, chocolate is great in all of its variations, but this one cake in particular... swoon!


I have been baking this Indulgent Chocolate Fudge Cake for many years and always when we deserve nothing but the best of the best. Naturally, it's another very easy recipe, and although this is the case, rest assured, no corners have been cut. The taste of this particular bake is none-other than extraordinary. I know I say it often here, but - this is a must bake! Please do try it!

Thanks to a recent hamper gifted to this baker by Nestlé, crammed full of their trusty new-look Bakers' Choice range of baking chocolates and other kitchen essentials, plus an invite to get creative, I knew it was time to share this incredible cake here.



Nestlé Bakers' Choice invited me to take part in their Bake it Yours baking challenge. Yes please!
I have always enjoyed baking with Nestlé Bakers' Choice products. (Especially their Cocoa, which is rich and beautifully flavoured, plus 100 percent pure. It turns out top-notch cakes and muffins every time.) Experienced Nestlé-preferring chefs of all abilities will recognise the smart new packaging of their favourites. We were very happy to be selected to be amongst the first to try it all out in this stunning cake.

Indulgent Chocolate Fudge Cake
Preparation time: 20 minutes. Baking time: 45 minutes.

100 grams margarine or butter
1 and 1/2 cups of caster sugar
1 family block of Nestlé plain milk chocolate (the eating kind)
2 eggs
1/2 cup of Nestlé Bakers' Choice Cocoa
3/4 cup of milk
2 cups of self-raising flour.

For the decorations:

1, 290g packet of Nestlé Bakers' Choice White Chocolate Melts.
Decorations: Silver balls and pearls.

For the buttercream icing:

1, 290g packet of Nestlé Bakers' Choice Milk Chocolate Melts
125g butter or margarine
120g icing sugar mixture.

Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.

Grease and line a medium sized round cake pan with baking paper and dust with flour. Set this aside.

In a microwave-proof dish, break the chocolate block into small squares and put the butter / margarine in the same bowl. Microwave this on low power (around 30 percent) for a minute at a time, checking regularly and stirring until the butter and chocolate are melted together. Set this aside while you prepare the cake.



In a stand mixer (fastest method) or by hand, mix the remaining ingredients together gently.



Lastly, add the melted chocolate and butter mix to the cake batter and blend until this makes a fudgy texture. Note: the smell at this stage is utterly divine. (Just in case you were wondering!)


The secret of this amazing cake lies in its rich flavour reflected in this unique ribbon-like texture.
Spread the cake batter into the prepared pan and place in the pre-heated oven for 45 minutes.

While the cake bakes, the next step is to make the white chocolate bark using Nestlé Bakers' Choice Melts. Using a microwave-proof bowl, follow the instructions on the packet to melt around half a packet of Melts.

While the chocolate is heating, line a small baking sheet with baking paper and have a palette knife on hand to spread your chocolate while it's hot. Get your chosen decorations ready too, as you will need to work quickly at this stage.


Nestlé's Melts are very quick and easy to prepare.

When the Melts have become thick, smooth white chocolate, quickly pour this chocolate onto the baking tray and spread it evenly with the palette knife. Now add your decorations swiftly before the chocolate sets. When done, place this tray into your fridge to set and chill until required.



Don't forget to involve a kid (or three) in the chocolate preparation stages.
They are especially good at licking clean, the bowls and spoons!



Once the cake is ready, it's time to test the centre. Use a skewer to carefully test the middle of the cake. A really important point to remember with this bake, is that the texture of the centre should be gooey, a little like a lava cake. Do not overcook this cake! At the 45 minute mark, remove the cake from your oven and allow it to cool entirely in the pan. Turn it out directly onto the serving plate using a wire rack to assist, but do not leave it on a wire rack for long, as the fudge may leak out of its centre!



No chocolate cake is worth its weight without real chocolate icing to add to its richness. For the icing, it's time to whip-up a batch of milk chocolate buttercream using milk chocolate Nestlé Bakers' Choice Melts.

For this you will need to melt half a packet of Melts as per packet directions and set aside. Using a mixer, beat the butter and icing sugar together until pale and creamy. Add the melted chocolate and mix together well.

When ready, spread generous amounts of the buttercream icing onto your cooled cake.




Now take the white chocolate bark you prepared earlier from your fridge and break this into shards. Arrange the shards onto your cake while the icing is still fresh and has not set. (Work quickly!)

Voila! Your delicious cake is ready to consume. I can't tell you enough, just how great this recipe is, so really make an effort to try this one in your own home. A huge thank you to Nestlé Bakers' Choice for the delicious goodies to make this happen in our home again. It's been a while since we enjoyed this one.






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60 comments:

  1. Oh this sounds like a fabulous recipe that I need to bookmark for the future. I also don't think that we have the nestle baking products in the UK either but they do look good. Thanks for joining the #weekendblogshare

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  2. Simple, I loved making my own hot fudge sauce for ice cream! Yum!

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  3. Wow that looks amazing! Thanks for sharing with YWF too.

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  4. That looks great!! What a great birthday cake idea ...

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  5. I have a young one who always wants to bake and I always say "we don't have all the ingredients for that". SHE would love to win it (to make me a better mama!)

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  6. That looks soooo good!!! My favourite chocolate recipe is Chocolate Spiders....my ultimate KISS (keep it simple, stupid) recipe. Chocolate, peanut butter and crunchy noodles. nomnomnom

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  7. My son is a chocaholic. For his birthday a few weeks back he asked for chocolate cake so it was the most decadent Nestle chocolate cake with choc drops and chocolate ganache icing and we covered it in Smarties. This week for school I made choc chip biscuits but I only had buttons so they were the biggest choc chips ever and they loved them.

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  8. I love the look of that chocolate cake! It looks amazingly delicious! My daughter would love making it. She's the talented baker and sweet thing maker in this household! She'd love to win this prize.

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  9. I would love to win this so my girls and I could have fun baking in the kitchen.

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  10. Yum! Looks delish! One to print out and add to my recipe collection 😀

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  11. This looks so yummy will deffo be bookmarking it and coming back to it another time to make ! #weekendblogshare

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  12. I actually don't have any amazing chocolate cake recipes - I may have to borrow this one off you Jody!

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  13. Triple Choc Chip Cookies, using Nestles white,milk and dark, are perfect for a Winter treat that warm up the heart!

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  14. Oh My! That cake looks yummy! And so pretty with the pearls! :)

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  15. I love that Nestle cocoa too! Your cake looks ace!

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  16. I am an absolutely sucker for a fudgey chocolate cake. And - seen as how I have the ingredients in the fridge (unless the kids have eaten all the Nestle chocolate 'nipples' again) (their description, not mine) - Imma gonna make it this afternoon. Will report back! xx

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  17. This looks beautiful! how clever with the pearls and white choc. Great simple chocolate cake recipe

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  18. In the kitchen and ready to bake,
    It's time to make that rich mud cake.
    So dense but fluffy the perfect mix,
    Chocolate icing finishes our sweet tooth fix!

    #MummyMondays

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  19. I love seeing the joy on the faces of my children when I make their birthday cakes! I'm not a brilliant baker by any stretch, but with lots of chocolate, you can't go wrong! A favourite here has been a pinata cake (in my profile pic) made with a LOT of Nestle chocolate melts and a lot 'fingers crossed' moments!

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  20. Ooohhhh my, this looks absolutely delicious! And pretty too. I am usually quite the lazy baker, just making a very plain and simple chocolate sponge cake but this looks too good not to try. #MommyMondays

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  22. I would love to win this so I could gift it to my sister in law. She is the creative one in the family and always bakes mind-blowing cakes for my children's birthdays and never accepts payment from me.

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  23. Paula Flower
    I love a flourless chocolate cake dripping in ganache. I love chocolate! I love cake!

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  24. I would love to win this prize so i could have some quality baking time with my daughter

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  25. I'd like to tackle my German friend's schwarzwälderkirschtorte - Black Forest chocolate cake - for my mother's upcoming birthday. For the work involved, it demands quality Nestlé chocolate ingredients!

    Jennifer Bush

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  26. Ooooh, I love chocolate fudge! My favourite is chocolate self-saucing pudding....YUMMO!

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  27. At Easter time I make chocolate Easter rocky road eggs and give them as gifts. At Christmas time I change it up and make chocolate bark with nuts, red and green m&ms and crushed candy canes. People love my chocolate creations!Sarah Travia

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  28. At Easter time I make chocolate Easter rocky road eggs and give them as gifts. At Christmas time I change it up and make chocolate bark with nuts, red and green m&ms and crushed candy canes. People love my chocolate creations!Sarah Travia

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  29. Drooling. Need to check the terms and conditions because I'm guessing all my teen chocoholics will want to enter this one.

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  30. peppermint rocky road with chunky white chocolate bits, amkes great gifts and you cant stop at one bite
    claire evans

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  31. I love caramel slice, its easy to make and always gets devoured pretty quickly. This yummy prize would see me getting into my kitchen to experiment!
    Sarah Ellwood :)

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  32. I love to make chocolate, caramel and peanut butter chunky brownies. It is something we have made up together as a family and enjoy it on family fun night.

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    1. Forgot to include my name in my comment - Kylie Travers

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  33. My son has just turned 6 and has started showing a real interest in helping in the kitchen so this Nestlé Bakers' Choice hamper would be a great way to start off a love of baking. Vanessa Ahern

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  34. "Black Bottom Cupcakes" studded with a Nestle Dark Choc melt;
    Too often I bake them(hubby's putting more holes in his belt!!!)
    The kids adore them, they're a special treat for recess;
    And Mummy loves them with a cuppa - perfect to reduce stress!!


    Lara Daebritz
    daebritzlara@hotmail.com

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  35. Anything that is baked with chocolate is my (Melinda Roworth) favorite. Rocky Road is probably at the top of the list because the chocolate is the main attraction.

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  36. Anything that is baked with chocolate is my (Melinda Roworth) favorite. Rocky Road is probably at the top of the list because the chocolate is the main attraction.

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  37. I like making chocolate eclairs. Choux pastry is easy to make if you're using thermomix and so is the chocolate custard! The hardest part is making the chocolate glaze. cyndie(at)mslimalicious.com

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  38. I'm a huge fan of triple chocolate brownies with homemade choc fudge ice cream. I don't think you can ever have too much chocolate
    Belinda Moxey

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  39. Crumbly, buttery pastry cups filled with salted caramel sauce and topped with chocolate ganache. They are perfect for parties, afternoon snacks and small hands that are on the go!

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  40. I've recently sorted out my pantry (took me most of a day to do!), and I don't have many baking goods now. This would be lovely to win.

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  41. Choosing my favourite chocolate recipe is hard.. I LOVE all things CHOCOLATE! I guess my Mum's chocolate cupcakes are my choice... I can't make them as good as she did, but they are still pretty good!

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  42. If I was to win I'd get the kiddies and the husband to whip me up a huge yummy birthday cake I always miss out on Birthday cake :-(
    Karen Edwards

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  43. My son has requested a batch of Devils Chocolate cupcakes for his birthday. I could do with this prize pack.
    Alicia Bardsley

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  44. Yum, my hubby makes a yummy caramel fudge sauce passed down from his Nan. When we have it, it brings back great memories of the kind lady.

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  45. Hard decision between chocolate brownies or chic chip cookies are my best to make. And to win this prize would be fantastic and allow me to create a load more yummy teats

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  46. We all love caramel slice, changing it up between dark and milk chocolate and sometimes even a mixture of both :)

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  47. I love making chocolate brownies! So easy to whip up and so delicious (especially warm straight out of the oven)

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  48. This is an awesome prize not to mention yummy. We have a little birthday coming up so this prize would certainly help in making some yummies for the party.

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  49. A decadent chocolate and caramel tart with a crisp chocolate top mm I'm salivating at the thought of it!
    Eva Kiraly

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  50. How can you ask what is your favourite recipe? All of them, most likely!
    Love using chocolate melts to get that nice rich flavour in mousse,
    or as icing on various slices...this would be great to win for the upcoming
    school holidays!

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    1. You are definitely right, it's a hard ask! Congratulations Ash. I hope this hamper reaches you in time for the school holidays.
      Some fabulous answers everyone and some of your bakes sound amazing! x

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  51. I would love to win so I can discover a love of cooking with my children. :)
    Peta N

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  52. Chocolate fudge brownies...everytime!

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  53. I love mars bar slice!
    The crunch from the rice bubbles and the melt in your mouth sensation from the chocolate

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  54. Nothing beats a deliciously warm chocolate pudding served with some delicious custard, yum!

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  55. I love making Lamingtons. I'm a bit envious of the sponge though, I wouldn't mind taking a plunge into a big bath of chocolate.

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