Celebrity Recipes: We Tried Making Fann Wong’s Fudge Loaf Cake!

Sheila Hong
Sheila Hong
June 08, 2021

Baking has always been a popular pastime, whether we have to stay home for days on end or not. We decided to have a crack at cooking like a celebrity and attempted Fann Wong’s Fudge Loaf Cake. The MediaCorp “Ah Jie” had shared her recipe on her Instagram feed last year and it quickly spurred lots of aspiring bakers to try it out. 

The number of ingredients and steps might be daunting, but it was actually fairly simple to put together. Trust us on this!

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Fann Wong's Fudge Loaf Cake

Author: Sheila Hong


Loaf Cake

  • 60 g cocoa powder
  • 125 ml hot water
  • 1 egg
  • 100 g caster sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 63 ml vegetable oil
  • 113 g all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda


  • 30 g cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp corn flour
  • 50 g caster sugar
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 125 ml full-cream milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 8 g butter


Loaf Cake

  1. Preheat the oven to 175 degrees celsius.

  2. Add egg, caster sugar, vanilla extract and vegetable oil into a bowl and mix well until you get an even and consistent yellow mixture.

  3. Sieve in the all-purpose flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda.

  4. In a separate bowl, mix the cocoa powder and hot water together.

  5. Add the chocolate mixture to the rest of the ingredients and mix well.

  6. Pour the batter into a loaf tin and tap the tin on the table to remove any air pockets.

  7. Bake at 175 degrees celsius for 50-55 minutes.


  1. Place cocoa powder, corn flour, caster sugar and salt into a saucepan and stir well without turning on the heat yet.

  2. Add milk and vanilla extract to the mixture of dry ingredients.

  3. Place the saucepan on low heat and add butter. Stir until mixture is smooth. Pour over cake and serve.


We didn’t have vanilla extract, so we swapped it out with vanilla essence. The result was still a gloriously moist cake that was not too sweet and went perfectly with the sinful fudge. Even our resident chocolate-hating colleague conceded defeat and really enjoyed the fudge loaf cake. 

That’s not all Fann Wong has up her sleeve though – she also has recipes for muah chee, huat kueh and gula melaka cake, to name a few. Let us know which one you want to see us tackle next!