This is a perfect candidate for a chocolate-lover's birthday cake; simply frost and voilà! A moist and rich chocolate masterpiece.
- 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
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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Fudge Cake Frosting
I only made the frosting. It was so easy and very yummy!
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!!
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.
I loved the cake, but thought my icing was lacking. I would have loved a recipe for the frosting used in the photo.
the best cake ever
I made this cake for my best friends birthday and now every year shes going to have me make it rather then buying one!!!
This is a great cake, since I made it from scratch, I cheated and used a ready-to-spread frosting.
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.
Needing a cake for my birthday, this one fits the bill. Yummy, chocolate and more chocolate. Now I just need the candles.
This cake was very easy to make, and was very good.
Perfect Chocolate Cake
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!
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!
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!!
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.
I made this cake for a co-worker. It was ok. The comments were that it was good, but not my best.
It was very good but it could have had more chocolate. It wasn't fudgy.
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!
Rich Chocolate fudge cake
This was the most delicious cake--dense, rich, moist.
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.
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.
It was wonderful.
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.
Best cake ever
I baked this for my nephew's birthday and he almost would not even share with us because he liked it so much.
Great birthday cake!!!!!!!! Kids loved it.
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.
Review for Fudge Cake
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
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!