Fudge Cake

Fudge Cake

Prep:
15 mins
Cooking:
30 mins
Level:
Intermediate
Cooling:
10 mins
Yields:
12 to 14 servings

This is a perfect candidate for a chocolate-lover's birthday cake; simply frost and voilà! A moist and rich chocolate masterpiece.

Ingredients

  • CAKE
  • 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

Directions

FOR CAKE:
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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Nutritional Information

  • Serving Size
    1/12 to 14 servings of recipe
  • Calories 460
  • Calories from Fat 180

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

% Daily Value *

  • Total Fat 20g 31%
  • Saturated Fat 11g 55%
  • Cholesterol 75mg 25%
  • Sodium 270mg 11%
  • Carbohydrates 70g 23%
  • Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
  • Sugars 54g
  • Protein 4g
  • Vitamin A 8%
  • Vitamin C 0%
  • Calcium 4%
  • Iron 6%

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