Chocolate Fudge Cake

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Try this rich creamy chocolate fudge cake recipe topped with even more rich chocolate fudge icing.



For the cake:


2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1/3 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup best-quality cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 eggs
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons sour cream
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
1/2 cup corn oil
1 1/3 cups chilled water
For the fudge icing:


6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, minimum 70 percent cocoa solids
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1 3/4 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
1 tablespoon vanilla extract



This fabulous chocolate fudge cake is so fun to bake! First of all you need to bake a 2 layer cake mix cake, then mix chunks of cake with a rich chocolate ganache to make a chunky fudge-like batter. This is chilled, unmolded, and covered with more ganache for a chocoholics dream.


For The Cake:


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter and line the bottom of 2 (8-inch) cake pans.

In a big bowl, combine the flour, sugars, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In another wide necked pot beat together the eggs, sour cream with vanilla until well mixed. Using an electric beater, beat well the softened butter and corn oil until just mixed (you'll need another big size bowl for this is using the hand beater; the standing beater comes with its own bowl), then mix in the water. Include the dry ingredients immediately and blend together on minimum speed. Include the egg batter, and blend again until everything is well mixed and then pour into the already set tins. And in fact, you could easily do this by hand.

Now you’ll bake the cakes for almost 50 minutes, or until a wooden pick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Cool the cakes on a wire rack for 20 minutes or more, and then you can slice them as you like (if you want to serve without icing).


For the icing:


Soft the chocolate in the microwave for 4 minutes – or melt it in a double boiler.
In another bowl mix the butter with beater until it's creamy and smooth and then include the sieved confectioners' sugar and mix with beater once more until everything's light and smooth. If you don’t sift, the icing will be unsettlingly lumpy. Then softly include the vanilla and chocolate and beat together until everything is shiny and soft.

Sandwich the center of the cake with almost a quarter of the icing, and then frost the top and all sides, too, thinning out and even it with a spatula of rubber.

Calories in Chocolate Fudge Cake


Energy 280 kcal
Protein 3 g
Total lipid (fat) 12 g
Carbohydrate, by difference 42 g
Fiber, total dietary 2 g
Sugars, total 32 g
Calcium, Ca 20 mg
Sodium, Na 250 mg
Fatty acids, total saturated 3.5 g
Cholesterol 15 mg

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Chocolate Fudge Cake was a super easy recipe to bake and my buddies loved it. I also baked it using a yellow cake and white chocolate chips, adding a little vanilla, and it tasted really better. Thanks Recipesexpert for a great recipe. I'm going to try some other recipes from your website within next 3 days.

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