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Chocolate Fudge Cake | Oh So Decadent!

Chocolate Fudge Cake is the stuff that dreams are made of!

Quick and Easy this Decadent Chocolate Fudge Cake is a crowd pleaser.

But before we get to the details and the recipe,   I have a confession to make.  Yup and it’s a big one.

You all know how much I love pie right?  A homemade pie is #1 on my dessert list.  Well, gulp, there are actually two #1’s on my dessert list.  The second #1 favorite dessert for me is…..wait for it….Chocolate Cake.  There I said it.  I’m sorry.

Love Chocolate Cake?  We have more amazing recipes…. Chocolate Mayan Bundt Cake and Old Fashioned Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake.

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Not just any ole chocolate cake, mind you.  It has to be Chocolate Fudge Cake.

A moist and creamy trifecta of sugar and chocolate and more chocolate.

My husband Mark loves chocolate cake so much he won’t wait for me to bake it!  So there is often a store-bought chocolate cake on the kitchen counter.  But not for long, of course.

A big slice of chocolate fudge cake and big ole glass of milk to wash it down.  My idea of snack!  Or maybe whip up this little chocolate number to take to the next potluck you’ve been invited to.  Or someone’s birthday at work?  Surprise them with this amazing cake.

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This awesome chocolate fudge cake recipe is adapted from Neilson Cocoa Recipes and it’s been around for awhile.  Another little treasure I found in my Grandma’s recipe files. She would clip recipes from newspapers and magazines and put them in her recipe book.

Years ago, brands like Neilson, would create mini recipe books, and include them inside their product or on the backs of labels.

I’ve included a recipe for Chocolate Butter Cream Frosting – coz you can’t have a decadent Chocolate Fudge Cake without amazing frosting – am I right?

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side view of chocolate fudge cake with chocolate buttercream icing and chocolate caramels and almonds on top

Chocolate Fudge Cake | A Quick and Easy Recipe and Oh So Decadent!

Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

Ingredients

Cake

  • 1 1/2 cups cake flour
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/4 cups white sugar
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp shortening, softened
  • 2/3 cup of water
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Chocolate Butter Cream Frosting

  • 1/3 cup of softened butter
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 2 cups confectioner's, icing sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tsp. hot water

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven 350F/180C
  2. Grease a 9" square cake pan and line the bottom with parchment paper
  3. Measure flour, cocoa, salt, baking soda, and sugar into a sifter
  4. Put shortening into a large mixing bowl and stir
  5. Sift the flour mixture into the shortening
  6. Add water and mix until dry ingredients are dampened
  7. Then beat 2 minutes at medium speed using an electric mixer
  8. Add eggs and vanilla and beat 1 minute longer
  9. Pour batter into pan
  10. Bake for 40 - 45 minutes or until your toothpick comes out clean
  11. Let cool, then invert on cake plate
  12. Once cooled and crumbs are brushed off, frost with your favorite butter cream frosting
  13. Enjoy!

Chocolate Butter Cream Frosting

  1. Cream butter
  2. Sift cocoa and icing sugar together onto waxed paper
  3. Add one quarter of cocoa mixture to the butter and blend well.
  4. Beat in egg and vanilla
  5. Add remaining cocoa mixture and beat until smooth
  6. Blend in hot water at the end
  7. Makes 1 2/3 cups, enough to cover the top and sides of our Chocolate Fudge Cake!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 465Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 92mgSodium: 425mgCarbohydrates: 82gFiber: 1gSugar: 58gProtein: 5g

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Hi there, I'm Judy, it's awesome to meet you! I'm a writer, master pie baker and I've been helping people reach their personal and career goals for over 30 years.   I believe everyone should experience the joy of creating old fashioned recipes, just like Mom or Grandma used to make. And I also help you to create those memories for you and your family with Simple, Delicious, Wholesome recipes that you can learn to make. We also help you discover that Simple Living isn't just a concept.  It's a state of mind. Comforting food and Simple Living. It's all here. You can read more on my About page!

Lane

Tuesday 8th of May 2018

Regarding your frosting do you use salted or unsalted butter? Can't wait to make your mayo cake tonight

Judy

Tuesday 8th of May 2018

Hi Lane! I always use unsalted butter for everything I bake and definitely for the frosting. I hope you enjoy the recipe, and be sure to send me a photo! Best, Judy

Lyn

Wednesday 21st of March 2018

The raw eggg bother me on frosting recipe. Is it safe?

Judy

Thursday 22nd of March 2018

Hi Lyn, thanks for reaching out! Most classic buttercream recipes do have raw egg in them, but there are also recipes that don't. I've been baking this cake for many years though and we've never had a problem. Although the cake disappears within a day or two!

Teressa

Friday 7th of July 2017

I have your Mayonnaise cake in the oven right now and it smells delicious!!! I remember my mom making this when I was small and it was a hit :). Thank you for the recipe!!!!!!

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