Fair Trade Mocha Fudge Cake with Ganache

August 2, 2021 at 4:26 PM

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Our Mocha Fudge Cake contains no less than 7 certified organic, Fair Trade ingredients and is therefore the perfect way to pay tribute to the people, often from developing nations, upon whom we rely so much for our food.

This cake is moist and dense, with a fudgy texture (from bananas!) and has a dominant chocolatey flavour with subtle coffee notes. However, if you would prefer it without the coffee simply leave it out or replace it with a teaspoon of vanilla extract. You can also omit the coffee from the icing too. It will still be amazing!

Fair Trade Mocha Fudge Cake

Rich, dense and delicious - there's no better way to celebrate Fair Trade!



The cake mix is oven ready!


Preheat oven to 170°C and prepare a 20cm cake tin.

Sift dry ingredients (flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and coffee powder) and mix. Add in chocolate. Set aside.

Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well between each addition.

Add mashed bananas and coconut cream. Mix well.

Finally fold in dry ingredients and mix until combined.

Pour into cake tin and bake for 50-60 minutes or until a cake skewer comes out clean (except for any melted chocolate). Cool in tin.


Place chocolate into a heat proof bowl.

Heat the coconut cream in a saucepan until simmering.

Pour hot cream over chocolate and stir until chocolate has melted and ingredients have combined into a thick glossy mixture. 

Add coffee powder (if using) and mix well.

Leave to cool (about 15 minutes) and spread onto cooled cake.

TOP TIP: Slide pieces of paper under the edge of the cake to protect the cake when applying the icing.


Fair Trade is a key commitment at Commonsense. Find out why this is so important to us!