No-bake Chocolate, Mascarpone and Espresso Fudge Cake

Hang in there, Chocoholic friends!

I have got what you need…

Pain no more, just go over to the stove and start melting some chocolate… You can also lick the bowl!

This is the ultimate chocolate  fudge cake for me: flourless, creamy, opulent and unapologetically chocolatey.

And you don’t even have to turn your oven on.

Where’s the catch?

It is seriously, scarily addictive…

You have been warned…

Ingredients, serves 6-8

1/2 cup   of dark chocolate chips

3 tablespoons of  soft butter

2 tablespoons of espresso coffee

1 tablespoon of cocoa powder

2 tablespoons of brown sugar

1 teaspoon of vanilla paste or extract

1 tablespoon of Galliano or Rum

250 gr  (8 oz) of Mascarpone

2 handfuls of walnuts

How to

Melt the chocolate with the butter in a double boiler, bain marie or in the microwave.

Add the sugar, coffee, cocoa, liquor and vanilla and mix well, until all th ingredients are combined.

Add the marscarpone and , either by hand or with electric beaters, cream it into the chocolate mix. Be careful not to whip it too much or it may split:

1 minute on low using electric beater and a couple of minutes by hand should do.

Dry roast the walnuts in a frying pan over low heat fopr 1-2 minutes or until they smell fragrant.

Cool for a couple of minutes, then incorporate them into the fudgie mix.

Line a round, small cake tin with plastic warp, leaving some to over hang.

Pour the batter into the tin and flatten with the back of a spoon.

Lick the spoon clean then fold the over hanging plastic wrap over the top of the fudge to enclose it securely.

Leave to the fridge to set for 4-6 hours.

Take the cake out of the fridge 20 minutes before serving.

Turn in onto a serving dish, dust it liberally with cocoa powder and serve wedges with fresh berries.

You are about to experience utter bliss…

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11 Comments Add yours

  1. Urvashi Roe says:

    Thanks for linking to my article x

    1. Pleasure! I love your blog!

  2. Your fudge cake looks amazing and I love the idea of adding walnuts and coffee to a really decadent chocolate dessert. Thanks for sharing the great recipe

  3. Anna says:

    Mamma mia! This looks amazing, and how great is it does not need to be baked! Perfect for the warm summer days to come. Thanks again for your inspiring posts.

  4. Becky K. says:

    This looks and sounds amazing. I think I have found this year Christmas Dessert!
    Thanks for the recipe 🙂

    Becky xo

  5. Su Drzewicka says:

    Hi Sylvia,

    I had people for dinner last night – rephrasing: had people over for dinner and made your No-bake Chocolate, Mascarpone and Espresso Fudge Cake for dessert. Your directions were followed to the letter including the instruction to lick the spoon which I did with a great deal of enthusiasm. It was seriously decadent and utterly delicious. Thank you so much for the recipe.

    Wishing you all well for 2013 and hope you are weathering the searing heat.

    1. Dear Su,
      that is so great to hear!Glad you kept the spoon bit all for yourself, that is the best bite…
      I’m in Italy at the moment, enjoying winter and thinking about all my antipodean friends slowly melting in that sweltering heat…. Happy 2013!

  6. I think this is now my favorite chocolate cake of all times. Went out on a limb and made it for for the first time for a dinner party of six…..this shows how much I trust your recipes. There is not a piece left! Would it be overindulgent if I made it again today?!


    1. How wonderful of your to let me know! It made my day. xxx

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