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Fudge Cake

Fudge Cake
Makes:
12 to 14 servings
Prep Time:
15
minutes
Total Time:
55
minutes
based on
26 reviews
This is a perfect candidate for a chocolate-lover's birthday cake; simply frost and voilà! A moist and rich chocolate masterpiece.

In this recipe:


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Ingredients:

  • CAKE
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 3/4 cups granulated sugar, divided
  • 2 packets (1 oz. each) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® CHOCO BAKE® Pre-Melted Unsweetened Chocolate Flavor
  • 2/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • CHOCOLATE FROSTING
  • 4 packets (1 oz. each) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® CHOCO BAKE® Pre-Melted Unsweetened Chocolate Flavor
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine
  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 to 6 tablespoons milk, divided
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions:

FOR CAKE:
PREHEAT
oven to 350° F. Grease and flour two 9-inch round baking pans.

COMBINE flour, baking soda and salt in a small bowl. Combine water, 1/2 cup sugar and Choco Bake in a small saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until smooth. Remove from heat.

BEAT remaining sugar, butter and vanilla extract in a large mixing bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in chocolate mixture. Gradually add flour mixture alternately with milk. Pour into prepared pans.

BAKE for 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan for 10 minutes. Invert onto wire racks to cool completely.

FOR CHOCOLATE FROSTING:
MICROWAVE
Choco Bake and butter in uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on HIGH (100%) power for 30 seconds; stir. If necessary, microwave at additional 5- to 10-second intervals, stirring just until butter is melted.

TRANSFER mixture to small mixer bowl; cool to room temperature.

BEAT sugar, 4 tablespoons milk, vanilla extract and salt into chocolate mixture just until spreading consistency. Up to 2 tablespoons milk can be added for a creamier frosting. Makes about 2 cups.


Reviews:

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  •  Star(s)

    Fudge Cake Frosting

    Amanda Krylo from Las Vegas, NV

    I only made the frosting. It was so easy and very yummy!

  •  Star(s)

    VERY GOOD!!

    CRYSTAL GARZA from SAN BRUNO, CA

    I just made this cake for the 4th of July. Everyone loved it!! The cake & frosting were soooo good. This recipe is a keeper!! & it will be made again. The frosting would even go good on other cakes!!

  •  Star(s)

    Chocolae Esctasy

    Michelle Redmond from Chicago, IL

    This cake is truely UMMMMM UMMMMM good!!! If you are a chocolate lover, this cake will become your new best friends. Its so easy to make and melts in your mouth.

  •  Star(s)

    fudge cake

    Darlene Skerbetz from BENTLEYVILLE, PA

    I loved the cake, but thought my icing was lacking. I would have loved a recipe for the frosting used in the photo.

  •  Star(s)

    the best cake ever

    Jennifer Quinn from Pearl City, HI

    I made this cake for my best friends birthday and now every year shes going to have me make it rather then buying one!!!

  •  Star(s)

    Great Cake

    Jan Wilkins from BLYTHEVILLE, AR

    This is a great cake, since I made it from scratch, I cheated and used a ready-to-spread frosting.

  •  Star(s)

    Fudge Cake

    Connie Purvis from COTTAGE GROVE, MN

    This cake was easy to make and I found the texture moist and dense. I tasted the batter before adding the flour mixture and decided it need more chocolate flavor. So I melted one more square of chocolate along with 1/4 cup more sugar and 3 TBSP water. This I blended into the batter and then continued on with the recipe. It turned out perfectly. This recipe I would rate as good with 2 squares of unsweetened chocolate, but it is excellent with 3 squares of chocolate.

  •  Star(s)

    Perfect

    C Baker from STOCKTON, CA

    Needing a cake for my birthday, this one fits the bill. Yummy, chocolate and more chocolate. Now I just need the candles.

  •  Star(s)

    WoW

    melissa mitchell from SOUTH AMBOY, NJ

    This cake was very easy to make, and was very good.

  •  Star(s)

    Perfect Chocolate Cake

    MARYANNE MONGELLUZZO from FOLSOM, PA

    I have been searching for the "perfect chocolate cake" and this is it! Finally! It's moist and rich and this will definitely be put in the "permanent recipe" file!!! Thanks!

  •  Star(s)

    wow!

    stephanie sharp from lenior city, TN

    I hve never been much for baking, but when I tried this recipe it was both fun to make and easier than I had thought it would be! Wow! It tastes great, too!

  •  Star(s)

    GREAT

    Inês from Portugal

    I made this cake for my mom and my brothers and they loved it, it was my best cake!! I'm very happy and i'll continue to use these recipes for more special ocasions!!

  •  Star(s)

    YUM

    Jen Serrano from Groton, CT

    I made this cake for my mom's birthday because she wanted something fudgy. After reading other reviews I reduced the flour to 1 2/3cups. It was delicious! I frosted it with chocolate sour cream frosting and added a little raspberry jam between the layers. I decorated the top with fresh raspberries. Awesome.

  •  Star(s)

    Chocolate cake

    Nicole Lee from San Diego, CA

    I made this cake for a co-worker. It was ok. The comments were that it was good, but not my best.

  •  Star(s)

    fudge cake

    amy galle from fond du lac, WI

    It was very good but it could have had more chocolate. It wasn't fudgy.

  •  Star(s)

    Fudge Cake

    Kate Kennedy from Guelph, ON

    The cake was a big hit at a friends birthday party. But I did find it a bit dry. Next time I think I will try a cake that is a little bit more moist. I topped it with chocolate lover's frosting and that was fantastic!

  •  Star(s)

    Rich Chocolate fudge cake

    Jeanne Sellers from Montgomery, AL

    This was the most delicious cake--dense, rich, moist.

  •  Star(s)

    Fudge Cake

    Emmanuel from

    I thougnt this recipe was great. The cake tasted so good my family and friends loved it. Not only this I'm thinking of putting tis in my bakery.

  •  Star(s)

    Fudge cake

    Dorothy Cale from SagamoreHills, OH

    Very similiar to an old family receipe that I make for our bithdays except I do not use brick chocolate only cocoa just to save a few calories.

  •  Star(s)

    Excellent

    Annette Jackson from Clover, SC

    It was wonderful.

  •  Star(s)

    Recipe Adjustment

    Beverly Stroh from Gwinn, MI

    After reading the reviews on this recipe, I thought I'd better be safe and substitute about 1/4 cup of applesauce and 1/2 cup of milk just to make sure it didn't come out dry. Well, it worked! It was not dry at all. Thanks for all the other reviews - they really help.

  •  Star(s)

    Best cake ever

    Sheila Murray from Zanesville, OH

    I baked this for my nephew's birthday and he almost would not even share with us because he liked it so much.

  •  Star(s)

    Fudge cake

    Candy McCormick from Liverpool, NY

    Great birthday cake!!!!!!!! Kids loved it.

  •  Star(s)

    Delicious

    Sandra from

    If you are a chocolate lover, this is the cake to try. It was very easy to prepare, the cake was very moist and I used a chocolate buttercream frosting which gave it that extra fudge taste. I will definitely make this again.

  •  Star(s)

    Review for Fudge Cake

    Emtar Dunswann from Perth, annonamus, AUSTRALIA

    lovely and very fudgy although we havent made it yet but trust me i'm gunna he he he he he he sooooooooooo spankyou bery much 4 de rescipie

  •  Star(s)

    Very Dry

    Ashley from MT

    The taste was okay just very dry...I even took it out of the oven sooner than was supposed to. Just be sure and have lots of ice-cream to balance the dryness!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/12 of recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 12 

  • Calories: 460
  • Calories from Fat: 180
  • Total Fat: 20g (31% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 11g (55% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 75mg (25% of DV)
  • Sodium: 270mg (11% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 70g (23% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 2g (8% of DV)
  • Sugars: 54g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Vitamin A: 8% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 0% of DV
  • Calcium: 4% of DV
  • Iron: 6% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Fudge Cake

Ingredients

  • CAKE
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 3/4 cups granulated sugar, divided
  • 2 packets (1 oz. each) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® CHOCO BAKE® Pre-Melted Unsweetened Chocolate Flavor
  • 2/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • CHOCOLATE FROSTING
  • 4 packets (1 oz. each) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® CHOCO BAKE® Pre-Melted Unsweetened Chocolate Flavor
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine
  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 to 6 tablespoons milk, divided
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

 

Directions

FOR CAKE:
PREHEAT
oven to 350° F. Grease and flour two 9-inch round baking pans.

COMBINE flour, baking soda and salt in a small bowl. Combine water, 1/2 cup sugar and Choco Bake in a small saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until smooth. Remove from heat.

BEAT remaining sugar, butter and vanilla extract in a large mixing bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in chocolate mixture. Gradually add flour mixture alternately with milk. Pour into prepared pans.

BAKE for 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan for 10 minutes. Invert onto wire racks to cool completely.

FOR CHOCOLATE FROSTING:
MICROWAVE
Choco Bake and butter in uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on HIGH (100%) power for 30 seconds; stir. If necessary, microwave at additional 5- to 10-second intervals, stirring just until butter is melted.

TRANSFER mixture to small mixer bowl; cool to room temperature.

BEAT sugar, 4 tablespoons milk, vanilla extract and salt into chocolate mixture just until spreading consistency. Up to 2 tablespoons milk can be added for a creamier frosting. Makes about 2 cups.

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