Fudgy Chocolate Cake Recipe

Fudgy Chocolate Cake Recipe

How To Make Fudgy Chocolate Cake

This recipe for chocolate cake will give you one of the fudgiest and fluffiest cakes there is. It is finished off with a rich and smooth chocolate ganache.

Preparation: 45 minutes
Cooking: 50 minutes
Refrigerate Time: 1 hour
Total: 2 hours 35 minutes



For Chocolate Cake:

  • cupsall-purpose or plain flour
  • cupswhite granulated sugar,or a natural granulated baking sweetener measuring 1:1 with sugar)
  • ½cupunsweetened cocoa powder
  • tspbaking powder
  • ½salt
  • cupvegetable oil
  • 1largeegg
  • 1tbsppure vanilla extract
  • ¾cupmilk
  • ¾cupboiling water
  • 2tspinstant coffee powder

For Chocolate Ganache:

  • 1cupheavy cream,or thickened cream
  • 8ozsemi sweet,or dark chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease an 8-inch round cake pan (or 9-inch) with non-stick cooking oil spray. Line base with parchment paper.

Chocolate Cake:

  1. Combine flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Whisk thoroughly to combine well.

  2. Add oil, egg, vanilla and milk to the flour mixture and beat well for about 30 seconds to combine. Pour in the boiling water (with the coffee), and mix until glossy. (Cake batter is thin in consistency.)

  3. Pour the cake batter into the prepared pan. Bake for about 40 to 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the centre of the chocolate cake comes out semi-clean with small amount of cake (not runny batter) on it due to the fudgy texture.

  4. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 20 minutes. Transfer cake from the pan to a wire rack and cool completely before frosting.

Chocolate Ganache:

  1. Pour the cream into a small saucepan and heat over low heat for a few minutes. Watch that it doesn’t boil or simmer it. Once the cream is hot, turn stove off and take the saucepan off the heat.

  2. Add in the chocolate chips; cover saucepan with a lid and let sit for a good 5 minutes to soften and melt the chocolate.

  3. Uncover, and stir slowly at first with a spatula or wooden spoon, gradually mixing faster until ganache is smooth, creamy and glossy. Refrigerate for 1 hour or 1 and a half until thick enough to spread (similar consistency to Nutella).

  4. Spread evenly over the cake.


  • Calories: 228.37kcal
  • Fat: 11.32g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.28g
  • Trans Fat: 0.04g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 5.29g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.14g
  • Carbohydrates: 30.53g
  • Fiber: 1.31g
  • Sugar: 19.90g
  • Protein: 2.81g
  • Cholesterol: 33.15mg
  • Sodium: 185.43mg
  • Calcium: 62.17mg
  • Potassium: 90.11mg
  • Iron: 0.64mg
  • Vitamin A: 71.40µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.09mg
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