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Grandma's Fudge Cake

Rated as 4.62 out of 5 Stars

"If you really like chocolate you're gonna love this. I will drive 500 miles to grandma's just for this cake."
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Ingredients

servings 638 cals
Original recipe yields 12 servings (1 - 9 inch layer cake)

Directions

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  1. Bake chocolate cake mix according to package directions for two 9 inch layers. Let cakes cool then split layers in half.
  2. In a saucepan mix 1-1/2 cups milk with 8 tablespoons flour, cook until thick and set aside to cool.
  3. Beat 1 1/4 cup of butter and 5 tablespoons shortening until fluffy. Add 1-1/2 cups sugar and mix well. Stir in the flour mixture. Beat until mixture stands in peaks. Stir in vanilla.
  4. Spread this mixture between the cake layers and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  5. In a saucepan combine cocoa, 1 cup sugar, salt, 1/4 cup milk, and 1/4 cup butter. Cook over low heat and bring to a boil. Boil mixture for one minute, do not stir. Remove from heat and add 1 teaspoon vanilla and beat until thick, this may take a few minutes. Once thick pour mixture over cooled cake and let drizzle down sides of cake and over top. Keep cake refrigerated.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 638 calories; 36.1 g fat; 79.8 g carbohydrates; 4.8 g protein; 64 mg cholesterol; 534 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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I thought this was a good cake but I think the directions lack a lot. After reading the other reviews I didn't think I'd had much trouble making this cake. But there were a few things I would ...

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I had very high expectations after reading the reviews but found it not worth the effort. For some reason the sugar never really dissolved for the fudge sauce so it was grainy other than that it...

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I thought this was a good cake but I think the directions lack a lot. After reading the other reviews I didn't think I'd had much trouble making this cake. But there were a few things I would ...

I had very high expectations after reading the reviews but found it not worth the effort. For some reason the sugar never really dissolved for the fudge sauce so it was grainy other than that it...

this cake was wonderful. it almost resembles a hostess ho-ho cake except much larger. the filling is good and can be used in other dessert recipes. easy and wonderful:):):):)

I made this cake today and it is very good and rich. The filling kind of reminds you of a hostess cupcake, which I love. They are my favorite junk food. Next time I make it I am going to use ...

Mmm! Followed advice of others and only made 1/2 of the filling which was a perfect amount. Did it in 2-9" pans and next time plan to make it in 2-8" pans as others suggested. The 9" layers w...

I made this for my boyfriend's birthday. He said it was O.K. I didn't quite like this recipe. I was hoping that the filling would be creamier and not harden up so much after being refridgerat...

I was hesitant to make this cake after I read on some other reviews that it tasted like a some giant mass produced cupcake ding dong thing that you could find at a drugstore because I really wan...

This is fantastic! My kids loved it and although it does take some time to make it is well worth it. You won't be disappointed! thanks for sharing.

20 years ago a coworker made and shared a cake similar to this, I have been looking for the recipe ever since. I have 6 - 12 teenagers to lunch once a week and they are brutally honest about ...