Chocolate fudge cake

Chocolate fudge cake is a decadent dessert that’s perfect for satisfying chocolate cravings. Here’s a classic recipe for you to try:


For the cake:

  • 1 and 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 and 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup boiling water

For the chocolate fudge frosting:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup whole milk or heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. Add the eggs, milk, vegetable oil, and vanilla extract to the dry ingredients. Beat on medium speed until well combined, about 2 minutes.
  4. Reduce the mixer speed to low and carefully add the boiling water to the cake batter. Beat on low speed until just combined. The batter will be thin.
  5. Divide the batter evenly between the prepared cake pans.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cakes comes out clean.
  7. Remove the cakes from the oven and let them cool in the pans for 10 minutes. Then, transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  8. While the cakes are cooling, prepare the chocolate fudge frosting. In a large mixing bowl, beat the softened butter until creamy.
  9. Gradually add the powdered sugar and cocoa powder, alternating with the milk or heavy cream, and vanilla extract. Beat on medium-high speed until the frosting is smooth and creamy.
  10. Once the cakes are completely cooled, spread a generous amount of frosting between the layers and over the top and sides of the cake.
  11. Serve the chocolate fudge cake slices and enjoy!

You can decorate the cake with chocolate shavings, sprinkles, or additional frosting if desired. This cake is best stored in the refrigerator and brought to room temperature before serving. Enjoy!

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