This chocolate fudge cake is ideal for a dinner party or a birthday – guests will be coming back for second servings.

Alternatively, add 1 – 2 grated zucchini to the chocolate fudge cake mix. Decorate top with coarsely chopped walnuts, toasted coconut or sifted icing sugar.

Ingredients:

2 eggs + 2 eggs

225g plain flour

1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

150g dark chocolate

115g sugar

½ cup (125ml) milk

¼ cup cocoa

150g butter, at room temperature

85g brown sugar

170g Jalna Sweet & Creamy Greek Yoghurt

Fresh berries, to serve

 

Yoghurt ganache

200g dark chocolate, coarsely chopped

200g Jalna Sweet & Creamy Greek Yoghurt

Method:

  1. Preheat oven 180°C/160°C fan forced.
  2. Lightly grease 2 x 22cm round cake tins and line with baking paper.
  3. Place 2 egg yolks in a cup, the other 2 yolks in another cup and beat egg whites until firm. Sift flour and bicarbonate of soda together into a small bowl.
  4. Place chocolate, sugar, milk and cocoa in a heatproof bowl. Microwave on moderately high heat, stirring occasionally or place bowl over a saucepan of simmering water until chocolate is melted.
  5. Add two egg yolks, mixing well. Beat together butter, brown sugar, remaining two yolks and yoghurt.
  6. Gradually combine butter mixture with chocolate mixture, alternating with flour. Fold in egg whites.
  7. Divide batter into cake tins and bake 30 minutes.
  8. Stand cakes on wire racks to cool. Ice cakes with chocolate ganache and sandwich together.

 

Yoghurt ganache

Melt chocolate in a bowl over a saucepan of simmering water or microwave in 30 second bursts on moderately high heat, stirring occasionally until smooth. Stir in yoghurt.

 

 

Prep time: 25min Cook time: 30min