Fudge Cake

Fudge Cake

Kristen Faux 0

"For the true chocolate lover, this cake is moist and dense and you are going to love it. Great with cream cheese frosting or cooked fudge frosting."

Ingredients {{adjustedServings}} servings 194 cals

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Original recipe yields 18 servings



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  • Calories:
  • 194 kcal
  • 10%
  • Fat:
  • 6.4 g
  • 10%
  • Carbs:
  • 32.1g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 3.5 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 35 mg
  • 12%
  • Sodium:
  • 212 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Cream butter or margarine and sugar together in a large bowl. Add vanilla, and then eggs to the mixture.
  2. In another bowl, mix together flour, soda, baking powder, and salt. Sour the milk by adding the lemon juice or vinegar. Add flour mixture alternately with soured milk to the creamed mixture.
  3. Mix cocoa and hot water together, and beat into batter.
  4. Bake 30 to 35 minutes at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Cool, and frost with desired frosting.
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  1. 55 Ratings

Cherry Rae

I honestly can't believe more people haven't tried this recipe. It is probably one of the best chocolate fudge cakes I've ever baked. (and I've baked quite a few!). I changed the recipe to 9 servings and this was actually just over what I needed. I baked an 8inch layer cake and still had mix left over! I used low fat margarine instead of butter to make it a little less sinful. I also added 1 tsp of cinnamon to add a little spice. Just before I put the tins in the oven I dropped a handful of roughly chopped dark and white chocolate chunks into the top of the mix. These added some nice surprises in the middle of the cakes. I baked it for 25-30 minutes and the result was so perfect. It was intensely moist and rich and chocolatey but it was also light to the bite unlike a lot of heavy chocolate cakes. I filled the layer cake with my Raspberry Layer Cake Filling and frosted the tops and sides with the Brown Sugar Cream Cheese Frosting and Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting. I added fresh raspberries to the top and chocolate shavings. I will be making this cake time and time again. It is now my no1 chocolate cake recipe! The only thing I can think that is putting people off with giving this recipe a go is the lack of detailed instructions, but if you've baked a cake or two before it is easy to work out the details. For example make sure you grease and flour your tins before you put the mixture in ;) I urge everyone to give this recipe a go!!


I would've given this 5 stars if I had not needed to change the recipe a tad. I put in 3/4 cup of chocolate because it definitely needed more. I also used buttermilk instead of souring the milk with lemon juice. I went ahead and used the chocolate cream cheese icing and brown sugar cream cheese icing that another member suggested. Also, as a semi-beginner cook, I didn't realize that I should've put the batter into two round pans as there was just too much batter in one to cook in that amount of time and it caved in a tad in the middle. The taste was AMAZING though so it still deserves at least 4 stars.


I scaled this for 9 servings and baked it in an 8x8 pan. It came out fine, taking about 30 minutes to bake. I like this cake very much, it is moist and chocolatey but not overly rich. I also made the full recipe in two 9-inch layers and frosted with Fudge Buttercream Icing and it was a seriously satisfying chocolate "fix". Had to bring the cake to the office or I'd eat it all myself!