300g/11oz Odlums Self Raising Flour
250ml/8fl oz Milk
1 tbl Wine Vinegar
175g/6oz Plain Chocolate
15g/1/2oz Cocoa
1 tsp Bread Soda
225g/8oz Caster Sugar
125g/4oz Margarine
2 Eggs
Chocolate Fudge Filling
175g/6oz Granulated Sugar
225g/8oz Plain Chocolate
75g/3oz Margarine
150ml/1/4 pint Evaporated Milk


  1. Mix milk and vinegar. Melt the chocolate. Sieve flour, cocoa and soda into a bowl. Add margarine, sugar, eggs and half the milk mixture and beat well.
  2. Add the melted chocolate and remaining milk. Beat until smooth. Transfer to 8″ round cake tin which has been greased & lined. Bake in a preheated oven at 325°F,160°C,Gas Mark 3 for 11/2 hours approx. When cake is cold, split in half & use half the filling to sandwich cake. With remaining filling, completely cover cake & decorate to your choice.

To make filling

  1. Put sugar & evaporated milk into a saucepan. Stir and bring to the boil, then simmer for 5 mins. Remove from heat. Add the broken chocolate & stir until melted. Repeat with margarine. Pour into a bowl & leave in fridge until it thickens