Friday, 16 September 2016

Chocolate Fudge Cake (Lana cake wannabe2)

During my school days, a classmate shared a Chocolate Fudge Cake recipe that is extremely close to the Lana's.  Unfortunately this recipe died together with a friend who borrowed it and never had a chance to return.

Since then, I have been on a constant look out for similar recipe.  I have tried this and this.  All claimed a wannabe but none yield close enough.

So when I saw this recipe posted in a magazine, I bookmarked it immediately but had been so busy that it was forgotten until my kiddos' birthday in August.

With a very good excuse not to procrastinate any longer as we are having a belated birthday celebration for my both kiddos.  I have no more excuses not to make time for it anymore as both my kids prefer chocolate cake.  

Though the fudge was not exactly similar to Lana's, it didn't taste mediocre.  In fact, my dad who hardly compliment, said it was nice.  As for my kids, they complained that it was not enough!

So here I am, attempting this, Chocolate Fudge Cake (Lana cake wannabe)  again.  Just to satisfy the craving.

Findings: The first time, I baked them into two 6" square pan and have 5 mini muffins size extra.  I also sliced them into three layers so that I have more fudge in between.

Overall, this cake is soft and nice.  I would highly recommend using good quality chocolate for this fudge.  

Source: 8 days

What you need:

85g Hong Kong Flour
170g Optima sponge cake flour mix
85g cocoa powder
½ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt

8 egg yolks
100g castor sugar
136g bran oil
145g water 
30g chocolate emulco

8 egg whites
½ tsp cream of tartar
100g castor sugar

Fudge frosting

3 cup water
6 tbsp hoon kwee powder
110g castor sugar
130 semi sweet chocolate, chopped
27g chocolate emulco
4½ tsp gelatin powder
½ tsp salt


Preheat oven to 160°C.  Greased and lined a 12" square pan.

Sift ingredients A into a bowl.  Set aside.

Beat egg yolks and sugar until it is pale and thickened.

Add in oil, water, chocolate emulco and continue to beat until well mixed.

Add flour mixture into egg yolk batter and beat on low speed until it is evenly mixed.  (approx 45 sec).  Set aside.

In another clean bowl, whisk egg whites and cream of tartar until foamy and add drizzle in sugar slowly and whisk until stiff peaks (approx 3 mins).

Fold  of the egg white meringue into the batter, mix gently until incorporated.

Add the remaining egg white meringue and fold gently until evenly mixed.

Pour batter into baking pan and bake for 30 - 45 mins.

Remove cake and cool in its tin for 10 mins before transferring onto rack to cool completely.

Fudge frosting

Place water into a pot, remove a ladle of it to a small bowl.

In the small bowl of water, add in hoon kwe powder and mix till it is dissolved.  Set aside.

Place the rest of the fudge ingredient into the pot of water, stir until it starts to boil.

Add in the hoon kwee mixture and whisk until it comes to a gentle boil and thickens.

Remove from heat and set aide to cool to room temperature.

Slice cake into half, and slowly pour enough fudge frosting to cover the layer of cake. Spread with spatula to coat evenly.

Gently place second layer of cake onto the first.

Gently pour the remaining fudge frosting over it.  Spread evenly with the palate knife.  

Place in the fridge to set completely.


  1. if i don't have optimal flour, what can i use?

  2. Hey what am I doing wrong .... my fudge was not firm even after placing it in the fridge. Must I stir the mixture until it comes like glue .... second attempt failed also

    1. You need to cook the fudge mixture untilnthickens, just like when you are cooking custard. The spoon test.


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