This cake is best made using a food processor, as you can simply add everything and blitz it up together, but you can easily make it by hand if you buy ground almonds and grate the chocolate into the mix.


  • To make your cake

  • 250 g Dark Chocolate good-quality around 70% cocoa solids

  • 175 g Butter plus extra for greasing

  • 120 g soft brown sugar

  • 100 g blanched Almonds

  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder

  • Salt

  • 4 large Eggs preferably free-range or organic

  • vanilla ice cream or crème fraîche for serving

  • 100 g fudge

  • 150 g Self Raising Flour


  • To make your cake:

  • 1.

    Preheat the oven to 160°C/320°F/gas 2

  • 2.

    Break up the chocolate, put it into a food processor with the butter, sugar, almonds, 1 tablespoon of the cocoa powder and the salt, and whiz until smooth

  • 3.

    Crack your eggs, one at a time, into the food processor and add the flour

  • 4.

    Whiz again until smooth

  • To bake your cake:

  • 1.

    Get a deep baking dish roughly 25 x 25cm in size

  • 2.

    Butter the dish really well and sprinkle the remaining tablespoon of cocoa powder over it

  • 3.

    Shake it around a bit so it lightly coats the whole surface of the dish

  • 4.

    Pour the cake mixture into the dish, using a spatula to scrape it all out of the processor

  • 5.

    Break the fudge into pieces and sprinkle these over the top of the cake mix, pushing any larger pieces down into the mixture

  • 6.

    Pop the baking dish into the preheated oven and cook for 18 to 20 minutes

  • 7.

    Take the cake out of the oven and stick a fork into the middle of it

  • 8.

    If there’s a little bit of cake mixture on the fork when you pull it out, that’s okay – you want the cake to still be a little moist inside so that it’s nice and squidgy

  • 9.

    However, if it seems a bit wobbly, pop it back into the oven for another 3 to 5 minutes to firm up a bit

  • To serve your cake:

  • 1.

    Let your cake cool slightly and serve it warm and gooey

  • 2.

    Lovely with a dollop of crème fraîche or a scoop of vanilla ice cream


Extract from the book Jamie's Ministry of Food by Jamie Oliver, rrp $65.
Copyright Penguin/Michael Joseph 2008

Like this recipe? Subscribe to our newsletter to get more recipes like this delivered striaght to your inbox.

By registering you agree to our Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Privacy Notice

Metric Converter

Tell us what you think in the comments below


Sign Out

Click to Rate

Join the Conversation

Please note, LifeStyle cannot respond to all comments posted in our comments feed. If you have a comment or query you would like LifeStyle to respond to, please use our feedback form.

3 3 3 3 3
Average Rating
9 comments • 17 ratings
Please login to comment
Posted by KO29Report
I love this recipe its sooo delicious and I love jamies books and how ministry of food
Posted by BachReport
Brilliant.... of course I'll have to make it, but I'm sure it'll be as good as everything else he does.
Posted by dominicReport
I love Jamie he is good quick and easy to understand I only wish that my son could have been taught by Jamie. My son is an apprentice chef & he loves it & I hope that one day he is as good as Jamie.
Posted by KS19Report
This sounds great and the instructions seem very easy to follow. This will definately be on the to do list.
i made fudge in my pants
Posted by Denise104Report
I made this for my husbands Birthday and everyone just loved it, I wasn't able to obtain fudge so I used Chocolate balls with soft chocolate inside it was delicious. I have now found a recipe to make fudge so next time I will make the fudge and use that. I love Jamies simple and understandable approach to cooking, gardening and sustainable living. Go Jamie
Posted by Stewart17Report
I love everything this man cooks, not to mention his warm personality and charm
Posted by Joshua36Report
this is so yum i made on the weekend and it was so rich and tasty
this one of my favourites
Posted by Maria157Report
i totally agree with the above comments, Jamie has certainly taught me how to appreciate and love the food i cook. well done jamie x