Chocolate Fudge Cake Recipe

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Chocolate Fudge Cake Recipe

Made completely from scratch, this rich, moist cake has a delectable frosting for an overall irresistible dessert. If you’re looking for an easy cake to bake for your kids or celebrations, try out this chocolate fudge cake recipe.

How To Make Chocolate Fudge Cake

Prep: 30 mins
Cook: 50 mins
Total: 1 hr 20 mins


  • 2 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar, packed
  • 1 cup cocoa powder, Dutch processed
  • 2 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 6 oz chocolate, melted, semisweet, fine quality

For Chocolate Fudge Butter Dream Frosting:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder, unsweetened
  • 2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1 cup hot fudge topping
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


To make the cake:

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Butter and parchment line a 9x13-inch baking dish.

  2. Measure all ingredients (except the chocolate) into a large mixer bowl. Blend for 30 seconds on low speed, scraping bowl constantly.

  3. Blend in the melted chocolate and beat 3 minutes on high speed, scraping the bowl.

  4. Spoon into the pans and level them well with an offset spatula. Bake layers for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Frost with Chocolate Fudge Butter Cream Frosting

To make the frosting

  1. To make frosting, cream together the butter with the shortening in a separate mixer bowl. Sift

  2. Sift the cocoa with the confectioners' sugar and add to the creamed mixture. Mix together, adding 1 Tbs. at a time of milk to keep mixture smooth.

  3. Don't add more than 1/4 C. of milk. Add the hot fudge topping and the vanilla extract. Blend until smooth and creamy.


  • Sugar: 109g
  • :
  • Calcium: 165mg
  • Calories: 1160kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 160g
  • Cholesterol: 116mg
  • Fat: 57g
  • Fiber: 8g
  • Iron: 5mg
  • Potassium: 583mg
  • Protein: 14g
  • Saturated Fat: 27g
  • Sodium: 1163mg
  • Vitamin A: 1395IU
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