When life gives you crumbs, bake a new cake~Anonymous.
Hello there my amazing readers! 😀 It’s the last week of July, and we just hit 1,000+ likes on Facebook this week-THANK YOU! Each person certainly counts here on Scrapbook Journeys! As a show of gratitude, I offer you a scrumptious piece of Kim’s Chocolate Fudge Cake…well, figuratively speaking. 😉 😀
Since we’ve been up and about lately, I reckon now is as good a time as any, for an intermission. 😉 And what better way than with PART 2 of the Kim’s Cake Series? Fancy a Chocolate Fudge Cake Recipe? 😉
In case you are wondering…’who is Kim?’ I’ve got you covered 😉 You can read Part One of my Kim’s Cake Series here, on her delectable Red Velvet Cupcakes’ recipe (#YUM!), and learn more about the budding entrepreneur.
CHOCOLATE FUDGE CAKE RECIPE
As I learned from Kim, the ingredients for most cakes are pretty much the same, with a few exceptions… So, you can make more than one cake flavours in one sitting, if you wish…which is a big save, I believe.
- 200 grams of Margarine
- 370 grams of brown sugar
- 8 eggs
- Vanilla essence/chocolate essence
- 400 grams of flour
- 20grams of cocoa
- 8 grams of baking powder
- Cream the butter/margarine with brown sugar for about 15 minutes until it has a fluffy texture
- Add the eggs one at a time as you whisk the mixture
- Add in chocolate and/or vanilla essence
- Pour in a glass of milk and whisk the mixture till it attains a uniform texture
- Add the dry ingredients: flour, cocoa, baking powder and a hint of coffee
- Chop up some cooking chocolate. Melt it in low heat, and add it to the mixture
- Mix the ingredients slowly until you achieve a thick, dark-brown mixture
- Transfer the mixture into a greased baking tin, then place it in a pre-heated oven
- Leave it to bake for 55 minutes
TIP: Allow the cake to cool for 30 minutes before you start the decorating process. This is especially important because if it is not well-cooled, your cake will crumble and fall apart.
To decorate the cake, Kim used Buttercream and Chocolate Fudge Frosting, that’s home-friendly for a non-baker.
How to Make Butter Cream:-
- Whisk the 200grams of butter
- Add 200 grams of icing sugar
- Add vanilla essence
- And a tea spoon of lemon zest
How to Make Chocolate Fudge Frosting:-
- Melt 7gms of cooking chocolate bar
- Add in 10 grams of melted butter
- Slowly glaze it around the cake
- Add colourful sprinkles to make the colour pop!
PHOTOGRAPHY BY: WANJIKU THUO
TIP: Do Not Panic if your result does not appear as ‘fairytale’ as you hoped for, the first time round…remember like with anything worth doing, baking takes time and practice.
I acknowledge and appreciate JoyKim Wambui, for masterfully baking her chocolate fudge cake, and sharing the recipe with us. I look forward to more ‘deliciously-inspired’ patnerships in the future.
Thanks to each and every one of you who’s stuck with me since day one> I appreciate your likes, comments and words of encouragement. And if you just made it here, welcome along for the ride!! Subscribe to my Blog for more Lifestyle and Travel posts, using your email address, on the right-hand side of the page.>>
I celebrate you all…Let’s keep going and growing!!
I hope you enjoyed this post, and woud love to hear your comments, below. 😀
As always> Stay Inspired! 🙂
IreneSeptember 5, 2016 at 12:08 pm
I shall bake this one. I love anything Chocolate and I have lots of excuses to have some chocolate cake around!
Scrapbook JourneysSeptember 6, 2016 at 8:05 pm
Hahaha Sounds good already! I look forward to the results 😉 Thanks for reading dear 😀
Stella NguuAugust 17, 2016 at 9:01 pm
Nice one. Recipe sounds quite simple. Will try that sometime. Am a sweet tooth who has no clue when it comes to baking.
Good work. Keep going.
Scrapbook JourneysAugust 18, 2016 at 5:55 pm
Thank you Stella 🙂 Nice, I have a feeling you will pull it off! Go for it! 😀
Stella NguuAugust 17, 2016 at 8:55 pm
Should try cooking that. Sounds simple, but am such a clueless sweet tooth when it cones to baking cakes…
Good work. Keep going.
Anthnony MainaJuly 30, 2016 at 7:56 am
What a lovely post. I enjoyed every bit of it. On a fine day I will try the recipe.Marion your posts are inspiring, keep on posting!
Scrapbook JourneysAugust 1, 2016 at 11:07 pm
Nice!! Glad you enjoyed the post Anthony, and I bet you will make a great outcome with the recipe! Thanks for the support and for reading 😀
patrickJuly 30, 2016 at 7:10 am
Missing a cake already.
Scrapbook JourneysAugust 1, 2016 at 11:06 pm
Oh wow! Thanks for reading!Need to visit with cake!
DAVEJuly 29, 2016 at 10:59 am
That is a good recipe! I have definately enjoyed reading through.Jah bless!!!!!
Scrapbook JourneysJuly 29, 2016 at 2:49 pm
Thanks Dave! I am glad to read you enjoyed it! Try it out soon, would love to hear the story 😀
Nesh KanjaJuly 28, 2016 at 11:22 pm
Congratulations on your over 1,000 likes on your Facebook scrapbook journeys fun page. Glad to be part of the ever growing family and wish you well. And it was thoughtful of you to sum it up with a cake piece. Please we ask for a 1000like cake for we the funs ata kama tuko diaspora branch. We shall eat through our intermediary uko nyumbani .
Thanks n I miss cake already.
Scrapbook JourneysJuly 29, 2016 at 2:48 pm
Thanks for the support dear…Totally appreciated!!!Thanks be to God as we look forward to soaring to greater heights 😀 Diaspora cake coming up! Hehe 😉
CaroleJuly 28, 2016 at 4:53 pm
Choco fudge cake’s my fave! Definitely trying this recipe out soon. Loved the witty cake quotes you sprinkled throughout the article…here’s to more yumms
Scrapbook JourneysJuly 28, 2016 at 4:58 pm
Yay!! Thanks Carole…that is like music to my ears…on all accounts!! Enjoy the recipe when you do!! #YUM
Wanjiku ThuoJuly 28, 2016 at 4:17 pm
Yes indeed happiness is knowing there is a cake in the oven.
I would hereby like to advocate for Scrapbook Journeys 1000 likes cake…. candles on me hehe
Scrapbook JourneysJuly 28, 2016 at 5:00 pm
Hahahahaha! 😀 Candles ay? Lol, hope Joy Kim is reading this- 😀 Thanks dear, let’s keep going! 😀