Grandma's Fudge Cake


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

1 to 9 - inch layer cake


  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package chocolate cake mix

  • 1 ½ cups milk

  • 8 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 1 ¼ cups butter

  • 5 tablespoons shortening

  • 1 ½ cups white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1 pinch salt

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • ¼ cup milk

  • ¼ cup butter


  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
36g Fat
80g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 638
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 36g 46%
Saturated Fat 18g 90%
Cholesterol 64mg 21%
Sodium 534mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 80g 29%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 60g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 117mg 9%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 237mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.