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Holiday Fudge Cake

Rated as 4.57 out of 5 Stars

"Makes one 9 inch chocolate cake with nutty fudge topping. Substitute your favorite nuts for the pecans in the topping and garnish."
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4 h servings 403
Original recipe yields 10 servings (1 - 9 inch round pan)


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9 inch round pan and line bottom with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl stir together flour, 3/4 cup sugar, cocoa, instant coffee, baking soda and salt. Beat in 1/2 cup softened butter, sour cream, egg and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Beat on medium speed for 3 minutes. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes in pan, then turn out onto a wire rack. Gently peel off parchment paper. Cool completely.
  4. To make the Fudge Nut Glaze: In a small saucepan combine cream, 1/4 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon butter, corn syrup, chocolate chips. Cook over medium heat stirring constantly, until mixture boils. Continue to cook stirring constantly for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and cool 10 minutes. Stir in nuts and vanilla.
  5. Place cake on serving plate. Pour glaze evenly over cake, allowing some to run down sides. Arrange nuts on top. Refrigerate until glaze is firm, about 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 403 calories; 27.9 37.6 4.4 70 249 Full nutrition

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I made this cake for Christmas and it was a hit. On top of that, it was easy to make. I have already filed it away and plan to make it again.

Most helpful critical review

I so wanted to love this cake. I did not make any changes to the recipe. The consistency is good, the glaze is good, and the cake is moist. Unfortunatley, I just didn't like the flavor of the...

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I made this cake for Christmas and it was a hit. On top of that, it was easy to make. I have already filed it away and plan to make it again.

This cake was wonderful, very chocolatey. The glaze was the best tasting I have used. Usually I make a 2 layer cake & end up throwing half of it away (its just me and my husband). This is the p...

I made this cake for a family gathering and everyone loved it! I did not use any pecans or nuts. It still tasted great! I am planning on making it again! Thanks for this recipe!!!

This is a delicious, moist cake. Perfect for fudge-lovers. I left the coffee out, since we do not drink it and didn't have any in the house. It tastes great warm and fresh too, if you don't h...

This cake was fantastic! I make it over and over again and everyone still loves it! It still tastes good without the pecans, if that isn't a favorite in your family. Enjoy!

This cake was an absolute favorite in my family!!!!!

this recipe is DELICIOUS!!!

The cake recipe is wonderful! I've made it a half dozen times for various functions and every time people love it. I always bake it in a bundt pan. I haven't used the provided icing recipe. ...

It taste very very good, I doubled the recipe and used sour cream for the fudge with the cream , I will make it again for sure.