Chocolate Fudge Cake (or Cupcakes) Recipe

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Both batter and frosting are made with cocoa in this chocolate lover’s delight. Not as rich as Texas Sheet Cake, the recipe is a good choice for a birthday chocolate cake, so you can still have room for ice cream! An interesting side note - the texture of the cake only improves with age, and it slices and serves better too! Make it a day or so ahead, cover well and refrigerate. Even several days later leftovers were wonderful.

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Servings: 18


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  2. Set oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9" x 13" baking pan with vegetable spray. (For 18-24 cupcakes, line muffin pans with cupcake papers.)
  3. Stir together cocoa and boiling water in small bowl until smooth; set aside to cool.
  4. Beat 2/3 cup butter and granulated sugar together in large mixing bowl. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well.
  5. Combine flour, baking soda and salt together in another bowl.
  6. Add flour mixture alternately with buttermilk to butter/sugar mixture. Stir in cooled cocoa mixture.
  7. Pour into prepared pan(s) and bake 30-35 minutes until cake tester inserted into center comes at clean. (Cupcakes 18-23 minutes.)
  8. Cool on wire rack. Yield: 18 to 24 servings.
  10. Combine cocoa and powdered sugar
  11. Beat together 1/4 cup butter and ½ cup of cocoa mixture in large mixer bowl until well blended. Gradually add milk and vanilla.
  12. Blend in remaining cocoa mixture and beat until of spreading consistency, adding an additional teaspoon(s) of milk as needed.
  13. Yield: 1 ½ cups frosting.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 103g
Recipe makes 18 servings
Calories 323  
Calories from Fat 97 30%
Total Fat 10.99g 14%
Saturated Fat 6.43g 26%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 48mg 16%
Sodium 235mg 10%
Potassium 69mg 2%
Total Carbs 53.16g 14%
Dietary Fiber 1.3g 4%
Sugars 38.3g 26%
Protein 4.13g 7%
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  • Cindy McNamara
    April 27, 2012

    I have been CRAVING this simple cake. Thanks for sharing and reminding me to add it to my To Do list!!
    • judee
      April 27, 2012
      This cake sounds so rich and creamy. Who wouldn't love it. We are real choc lovers.

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