If a dark and dangerous mud cake got swept away in a passionate tryst with a wicked piece of fudge, this would be their decadent spawn.
It is the only chocolate cake recipe you will ever need. No fuss, no mess, no mixmaster required – just one bowl. You’ll have it in the oven in less than ten minutes. Scouts honour.
I like to bake it in a larger (24cm) springform tin, for a less dense result. Be sure to allow enough time for the cake to cool, and then set completely in the fridge.
I served it up for dessert on the weekend, and there was an elbow scuffle for seconds.