Baked fudge + book giveaway

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Baked fudge

Baked fudge. Mmm. Just saying it makes our mouths water. Teamed with rum sauce, this dish is sure to get your taste buds going.

Baked fudge coverThis delicious recipe features in Marianne Hudson’s new book Cakes: A collection of the very best baked treats, and we have the recipe for you below. It is but one of the many wonderful recipes in a book that boasts close to 200, from cheesecakes to sponges, and slices to soufflés – something to suit every occasion.

The book is suitable for all skill levels with a ‘baking advice’ section at the very start of the book that gives you helpful hints and trusty tricks to send you on your way. A photo accompanies every recipe which is always inspirational and many of the recipes are created using standard pantry-stocked items – so you won’t need to make a special trip to the supermarket when the desire to whip up a treat hits you.

Recipe extracted with permission from Cakes: A collection of the very best baked treats by Marianne Hudson, published by New Holland, $39.99.


Baked Fudge With Rum Sauce 

Serves 8 • Preparation 25 minutes • Cooking 60 minutes


2 ¼ cups sugar
2/3 cup all-purpose (plain) flour
2/3 cup cocoa powder
5 eggs, well beaten
7 oz (200g) butter
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup pecans, coarsely chopped


1 egg yolk
½ cup confectioner’s (icing) sugar, sifted
3 tablespoons light rum
1 cup heavy (double) cream, whipped


Preheat oven to 360 degrees F (180 degrees C). Mix sugar, flour and cocoa. Add to beaten eggs and blend thoroughly. Melt butter and add vanilla. Thoroughly combine butter and cocoa mixtures. Add nuts.

Bake in individual custard cups in a pan of hot water for 45 minutes to 1 hour. The fudge should be firm, like custard.

For sauce, mix together egg yolk, sugar and rum. Fold this mixture into stiffly whipped cream. Serve on top of the slightly warm baked fudge.



We have 1 copy of Cakes: A collection of the very best baked treats to give away.

To ENTER THE DRAW TO WIN A COPY simply post a comment below. Anything will do. You can just say hello, if you like. Or you could share your best cooking tip.



  1. Anne McNulty says

    I find your articles so inspiring

  2. Oh my lord this book looks DIVINE!!!

  3. What a gorgeous cover and if the baked fudge recipe is anything to go by, the book will full of wee gems!

  4. My top cooking tip is to leave it to my darling wife so the house doesn’t get burnt down!

  5. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win – would love to give this to my mum for Christmas – she is an avid baker and loves cook books.

  6. That chocolate fudge dessert just looks devine!!

  7. Tanya Simmons says

    Thanks so much for the chance to win this great book ♥♥♥

  8. yes please

  9. Ngaire M. Phillips says

    We are not the only ones that need food. Don’t forget the birds. I melt dripping and pour in small birdseed. (Bin Inn is a good place to get it), Spoon it into yoghurt cartons lined with onion mesh bag (I haven’t been able to get them lately but kept what I had). Put it into the refrigerator to set. To remove, run hot water over outside of carton. Hang the mesh of bird food on a pole with nails, or in a tree. And enjoy the birdlife in your garden.
    But I really would like the recipe to spoil my family.

  10. This will be a great hit with my Bridge club. I can’t wait to serve it.

  11. Yum, yum, yum, my kitchen would love to meet this book!!

  12. Love your work! Fun to join this giveaway! Thanks for the chance. I crochet and bake for my family.♥

  13. Yumbo!

  14. This will be an inspiring cook book to win, cant wait

  15. Yummy! That book sounds awesome 🙂

  16. Yum, that fudge looks delicious 🙂

  17. That looks divine, cant wait to try it, love a chance to win the book.

  18. Just the recipe to try with overseas visitors..Thanks

  19. What a fantastic book it would certainly inspire me, I would love it.

  20. Nom nom nom…

  21. Doreen de Haan says

    Thanks for the opportunity to win this book!
    It looks delicious!

  22. Love your magazine and I’d be so excited to win the cake book. The chance to maybe win is great! I love the recipes and the crafts, also the decor ideas.

  23. Hi, looks yummy. Have a great day

  24. Bridget Owen says

    Such a beautiful book for some new inspiration in the kitchen

  25. Droooooooool!!! 😛

  26. Hi, wondering if you have any yummy Babaco recipes up you sleeve Sweet Living? They are in season and Ive just found one after much Googling! White chocolate Papaya bread.. yet to cook it.

  27. Well, I can tell you this fudge recipe worked perfectly! The book looks great.

  28. Carla Thorne says

    wow would love to win this

  29. This looks great!!! The fudge looks amazing!!!

  30. Tash Earley says

    Baking makes me happy, its my relaxant. And I love to make others happy by sharing it.

  31. Yes to need to try this recipe!!!

  32. carolyn abraham says

    this is my sort of cookbook i could cook so many wonderful things

  33. I Love chocolate

  34. Janine Forrester-Vale says

    Yum, that fudge sounds delicious

  35. Ooo, that looks lovely – yes please!

  36. Nicole Ruigrok says

    This book would make a lovely gift for my sister-in-law the cake enthusiast 🙂

  37. Lylah Guptill says

    would be a lovely book to win

  38. Ooh yum! Thanks for the chance to win!

  39. Wowsers that does look like an incredibly tasty cookbook.

  40. Just when I have committed to try to do more baking, along comes what looks to be a truly gorgeous and inspiring book.

  41. If this fudge recipe is an example of the recipes in the book to be won….I would love to be the winner!

  42. Marianne Hudson – I think I like this girl – a photo of every recipe which can only mean one thing – they must ALL BE DELICIOUS!

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