For Chocolate Cake:
14 tbsp flour (1/2 cup plus 6 tbsp)
1 cup sugar
6 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
3/4 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
1 large egg
1/2 cup brewed coffee (or 1/2 cup boiling water if you don’t like coffee in the cake)
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
For Chocolate Fudge sauce
1/2 can condensed milk
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
For cheesecake layer
150g cream cheese at room temperature
4 tbsp Nutella or condensed milk
250ml whipping cream
4 tbsp powdered sugar
1 tbsp gelatine dissolved in 1/4 cup hot water
To make cake:
Preheat oven to 180°C.
Grease a 11x7 inch rectangular baking dish and set aside.
In a large bowl combine dry ingredients (flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt).
In another bowl combine eggs, milk, oil and vanilla.
Add the flour mix to the eggs mix gradually and beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. Add coffee (or boiling water) and mix to combine (the batter will look runny).
Pour it in the baking dish and smooth the top.
Tap the pan on table few times to remove any air bubbles.
Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
With the end of a wooden spoon poke holes all over the top of the cake and set aside.
Don’t poke all the way through.
To make chocolate fudge sauce:
Place chocolate chips in a heatproof bowl and set aside.
In a saucepan bring sweetened condensed milk to a boil and pour it over chocolate chips.
Whisk until smooth.
Pour chocolate mixture over the cake and spread to fill in holes.
Set aside to cool (about an hour) then refrigerate until completely cooled.
To make the cheesecake layer:
Whip cream cheese and Nutella or condensed milk till smooth.
Dissolve gelatine in hot water. Pour the gelatin into the cream cheese mix.
Whip up the whipping cream with sugar till stiff peaks form.
Add the cream cheese mix in batches to the whipped cream. Fold in until airy and soft.
Pour this over the cake evenly and refrigerate for a minimum of 4 hours.
This sauce tends to harden after a while, to soften, microwave for a few seconds just before pouring.