How to make fudge cake

How to make fudge cake

For all the chocolate lovers out there, chocolate fudge cake is the cake to make. It has a very simple recipe and is guaranteed to be loved by everyne. In this article, we give various methods on how to make this amazing cake, and we even have a 3-minute mug cake method! So, if you are interested in easy fudge recipes, this is where you ought to be. We also give you original fudge recipes so that you can frost your cake with delicious fudge. Read on to get these amazing fudge recipes.

Chocolate fudge cake with vanilla buttercream frosting

How to make fudge cake

Source:, @James Petts
Source: UGC


  • Butter and flour for coating and dusting the cake pan
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • 1½ cups unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1½ teaspoons salt
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1½ cups buttermilk
  • 1½ cups warm water
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Ingredients for the chocolate cream cheese buttercream frosting

  • 1½ cups butter softened
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1½ cups unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 7-8 cups powdered sugar
  • about ¼ cup milk (as needed)

Method of preparation of the cake

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Butter your three cake pans. Dust with flour and tap out the excess.
  3. Mix together flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a stand mixer using a low speed mixer until it is fully combined.
  4. Add eggs, buttermilk, warm water, oil, and vanilla. Beat on a medium speed until smooth.
  5. Divide the cake batter among the three pans.
  6. Bake for 30-35 minutes until the cake meets the toothpick/skewer test, where you stick a toothpick in and if it comes out clean, then the cake is ready.
  7. Cool on wire racks for 15 minutes and then turn out the cakes onto the racks and allow them to cool completely.
  8. Frost with your favourite frosting and enjoy!

Remember: The better quality cocoa powder you use, the better the cake will taste.

Method of preparation for the frosting

  1. In a large bowl, beat together the butter and cream cheese until fluffy. It is advisable to use a hand mixer to get the best results.
  2. Add in the cocoa powder and vanilla extract. Beat until combined.
  3. Beat in the powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time. Add milk as necessary to make a spreadable consistency. The frosting should be very thick and will thicken even more if refrigerated.

NOTE: The more the cocoa you use, the darker the frosting will appear.

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Easy chocolate fudge cake

How to make fudge cake

Source:, @Nadia308
Source: UGC

Ingredients for the cake

  • 125 g dark chocolate chips
  • 100 g / 7 tablespoons of salted butter
  • 1 1/4 cups of fine white sugar
  • 1/4 cup / 65 ml of vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup / 17 g cocoa powder
  • 1 cups / 150g of plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup / 250 ml boiling hot water
  • 1 tbsp coffee granules

Ingredients for the Ganache

  • 1/4cup / 250 ml of heavy/thickened cream
  • 250 g dark chocolate chips

Method of preparation of the cake

  1. Preheat the oven to 150°C.
  2. Grease a cake pan and line it with parchment or baking paper.
  3. Melt the butter and the chocolate in a saucepan under heat.
  4. Add oil, vanilla and sugar to the butter and chocolate and then mix them. This has the effect of bringing down the temperature of the batter.
  5. After that, add eggs and mix until combined.
  6. For the dry ingredients, add sift cocoa, baking powder and flour directly into the bowl. You can also add the coffee if you are using it.
  7. Mix until smooth. At this point, the batter will be thin and having small lumps in the mixture is not a problem.
  8. Add hot water in the batter and mix it in until incorporated.
  9. Pour the batter into the cake tin and bake it for 75 minutes at 160°C.
  10. To check whether your cake is ready, stick in a toothpick, and if it comes out clean, then your cake is ready. Start checking only after the first 50 minutes.
  11. The cake may crack badly but this can be fixed by coating it with frosting.
  12. Transfer the cake to a rack to allow it to cool completely before removing it from the pan.

Method of preparation for the ganache

  1. Place chocolate chips and cream in a heatproof bowl. Mix it up until the chocolate melts. Make sure the cream does not boil up.
  2. Stir the chocolate and cream mixture until it is smooth.
  3. Refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours or until it is thickened to a spreadable consistency like peanut butter.
  4. Spread over the cake at the top.

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Moist and sticky chocolate cake

If you are looking for a recipe that makes your cake sweet and moist, this is the one for you. With just a dash of flour, this recipe heavily relies on cocoa powder just to enhance the chocolate flavour of the dessert for all those people who adore chocolate. This recipe shows you how to make fudge with condensed milk.

How to make fudge cake

Source:, @Lou Stejskal
Source: UGC

Ingredients for the cake

  • 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
  • 7 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cups of sugar
  • 1/2 a cup of white sugar
  • 1/2 a teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/4 a teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 a cup of hot milk
  • 2 tablespoons of hot coffee
  • A pinch of salt

Ingredients for the chocolate caramel/syrup

  • 1/2 a cup of white sugar
  • 1/4 a cup of water (use milk for a richer caramel)
  • 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder

Ingredients for the chocolate ganache

  • 7 ounces of dark chocolate
  • 2/3 cups of heavy cream/condensed milk

Method of preparation for the chocolate caramel syrup

  1. Place the sugar in a saucepan and add water to it. Let it cook on a low heat for about 5 min.
  2. Remove it from heat and add in your cocoa powder. The cocoa should dissolve instantly in the sugar.
  3. Strain the syrup into a heatproof bowl. You will notice that the syrup is still a bit runny. Place it in the refrigerator and let it cool, and this will thicken it.

Method of preparation for the chocolate ganache for frosting

  1. Heat up the cream and when it comes to a simmer, pour it into a bowl with a crushed chocolate bar.
  2. Mix it up every five minutes.
  3. Let it cool down and thicken by putting it in the refrigerator.

Method of preparation for the cake

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Line the cake pan with parchment paper.
  3. Place the sugar in a bowl and to it, add all the dry ingredients: flour, cocoa, baking powder, and baking soda.
  4. Mix it up and ignore the small lumps for now.
  5. Add to it the egg, butter and oil. Mix everything until well combined.
  6. Add in hot milk. It is essential to use hot milk in this case because we use a lot of cocoa powder and very little flour. The hot liquid makes the cocoa powder dissolve easily and it also enhances the cocoa flavour.
  7. Mix the batter until it gets a smooth consistency.
  8. Pour it into the cake pan and bake it in the oven for about 25 min.
  9. Use the toothpick/skewer test to determine if the cake is ready.
  10. Let it cool in the pan for about 5 min and then remove it and place it on a rack for it to cool completely.
  11. Pour 5-6 tablespoons of the syrup on the cake.
  12. Add the chocolate ganache on top and spread it out with a tablespoon.
  13. This is not a good layering cake because it is very fragile and won't hold up so one layer is enough.

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Easy chocolate fudge recipe

This is the easiest and most basic fudge cake recipe. If you are a beginner and want to know how to make fudge cake at home for a birthday, or any small event, then this is the recipe to use. It is close to impossible to go wrong with it, and we are certain that anyone who loves chocolate would die for this cake.

How to make fudge cake

Source:, @Tim Hoggarth
Source: UGC

Ingredients for the chocolate fudge cake

  • 1 3/4 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 cup hot water

Ingredients for the frosting

  • 2/3 cups of powdered sugar
  • 2/3 cups of sifted cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup full-fat milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1/2 cup melted butter

Method of preparation for the cake

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Grease and line the two pans.
  3. In a bowl, combine all the dry ingredients(all-purpose flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt). Mix well using a whisk.
  4. Now, add the milk, eggs, oil, butter, and vanilla essence. Beat on slow speed until combined using a hand mixer or you can use a stand mixer with paddle attachment.
  5. Gradually add hot water and mix until smooth.
  6. Pour evenly into the prepared pans.
  7. Bake for 25-30 minutes in a pre-heated oven or until a toothpick is inserted in the cake and comes out clean. Let it cool for 10 minutes, and then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.

Method of preparation for the frosting

  1. In a bowl, add the powdered sugar, cocoa powder, melted butter (at room temperature), milk and vanilla essence.
  2. Gently mix it up and beat with an electric mixer.
  3. Scrape off the excess powder on the sides and beat again. Repeat this procedure until the frosting is smooth and creamy.
  4. You can now add the frosting all around the cake and a touch of sprinkles to make it look good.

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Eggless chocolate fudge truffle cake

This recipe shows you how to make chocolate fudge cake without eggs and it is perfect for people who are allergic to eggs. It is also very easy to prepare and is guaranteed to be a dream for the chocolate lovers.

How to make fudge cake

Source:, @keith.bellvay
Source: UGC

Ingredients for the cake

  • 1 ¼ cups or 150 gms of all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup or 25 gms of cocoa powder
  • ½ cup or 80 gms of butter
  • 1/4 cup or 60 gms of sugar
  • ½ teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 5 tablespoons of condensed milk
  • ½ cup or 125 ml of milk
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon of instant coffee powder

Ingredients for the chocolate truffle icing

  • 2 cups or 400 ml of heavy cream
  • 4 cups or 750 gms of dark chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons or 10 gms of butter

Method of preparation

  1. Preheat the oven at 180°C.
  2. Sieve the dry ingredients which include flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and baking soda together in a bowl. To incorporate more air into our batter, it is advisable to sift two times.
  3. In another bowl, whisk the butter and sugar together.
  4. After they are combined, add the condensed milk to this butter mixture and mix it well using an electric mixer.
  5. Add the vanilla essence and coffee powder to the milk and mix it well. The coffee powder, in this case, enhances the chocolate flavour.
  6. Into the butter mixture, mix the wet and dry ingredients in batches.
  7. Butter the baking tin and place the parchment paper at the bottom and on the sides as well.
  8. Place the batter in the tin and bake it at 180°C for 30 minutes.
  9. Determine if the cake is ready after 30 minutes by using the toothpick test.
  10. If the cake is ready, remove it from the oven and allow it to cool in the tin for 10 minutes. After it has cooled, remove the cake from the tin by taking a knife and running it on the sides. Flip the cake on a plate and remove the parchment paper.

Method of preparation for the chocolate truffle icing

  1. Heat the cream in a pan and remove it from the heat before it starts boiling.
  2. Pour this cream over dark chocolate or any chocolate of your choice in a heatproof bowl. You can add butter to this to give the icing an extra shine.
  3. If the chocolate has not melted completely, you can put it on a double boiler and melt it.
  4. Mix this well and allow it to rest for 3 to 4 hours.
  5. Cover the second and the first layer of the cake with the chocolate truffle icing.
  6. Before you perform the final finish, set the cake for 10 minutes in a refrigerator.
  7. In order to get the shine back of the truffle, heat it for 10 seconds in the microwave and apply it over the cake.
  8. Smooth the sides of the cake evenly. You can decorate your cake using a star tip nozzle.

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Chocolate fudge mug cake

If you are in a hurry and do not feel like waiting for half an hour for a cake to bake in the oven, then this three-minute recipe is ideal for you. Once you mix in the ingredients, you just need to sit and let the microwave do its job for those three minutes. It is the best choice for when you are lazy and are not in the mood for baking an entire cake.

How to make fudge cake

Source:, @S0MEBODY 3LSE
Source: UGC

Ingredients for the cake

  • 4 tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp, granulated sugar
  • A pinch of salt
  • 5 tbsp. milk
  • 2 tbsp. vegetable oil

Optional ingredients: chocolate chips, Nutella, or peanut butter

Method of preparation

  1. Mix the dry ingredients (flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, sugar, and salt) together.
  2. Add the milk and oil and mix your batter thoroughly well.
  3. If desired, add chocolate chips.
  4. Place the batter into a mug and add Nutella or peanut butter if you prefer.
  5. Microwave for 60 seconds at 1200 watts, and adjust the time according to the power of your own microwave.

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Chocolate fudge cake

This recipe comes packed with tons of chocolate-ey goodness for those with a sweet tooth. It also shows you how to make fudge at home in a very short and simple manner.

How to make fudge cake

Source:, @Daniel Ansel Tingcungco
Source: UGC

Ingredients for the cake

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

Ingredients for the chocolate fudge frosting

  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Method of preparation

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C and butter and flour the two cake pans.
  2. Sift the dry the ingredients which include unsweetened cocoa powder, all-purpose flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the wet ingredients (eggs, vegetable oil, milk, sugar, and vanilla extract).
  4. Mix the flour mixture and egg mixture until well incorporated and then pour in the boiling water slowly while mixing.
  5. Divide the batter evenly between the prepared pans. You can tap the pans on the counter to get rid of any air bubbles that may have formed.
  6. Bake the cakes for about 28-30 minutes. After that, you can use the toothpick/skewer test to determine if they are fully cooked.
  7. Remove the cakes from the oven and allow them to completely cool down. This is an essential step because we do not want the hot cake melting the fudge frosting.

Method of preparation of the fudge

  1. Place 1/2 of the unsalted butter, salt, brown sugar, and 1/2 of the heavy cream in a saucepan.
  2. Stir and cook them over high heat until the mixture thickens and turns into a caramel colour. Then, lower the heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes
  3. Place the mixture in a large bowl and stir in the remaining butter.
  4. Once the butter melts, stir in the remaining heavy cream.
  5. Add 1/2 of the powdered sugar and cocoa powder and mix well.
  6. Add 1/2 of the bittersweet chocolate and stir until it melts.
  7. Once the bittersweet chocolate melts, stir in the remaining powdered sugar, cocoa powder, and bittersweet chocolate.
  8. Let it cool at room temperature and then place it in the fridge for 1 hour.
  9. Frost the cake with the cooled fudge and enjoy!

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Those are all the chocolate fudge recipes that you can try and make for yourself or for your family. These cakes are ideal for small family gatherings and you can be certain that no one will be disappointed by it.


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