Fudge Cake


For the true chocolate lover, this chocolate fudge cake is moist and dense, and you are going to love it. Great with cream cheese frosting or cooked fudge frosting.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
1 9x13-inch cake


  • 1 ½ cups white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1 cup milk

  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1 cup hot water

  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup butter


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.

  2. Cream butter and sugar together in a large bowl. Add vanilla, then eggs to mixture.

  3. Mix together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a separate bowl. Sour milk by adding lemon juice. Add flour mixture alternately with soured milk to creamed mixture.

  4. Mix cocoa powder and hot water together in a small bowl, then beat into batter. Transfer batter to the prepared dish.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until an inserted toothpick comes out clean, 30 to 35 minutes. Cool and frost with desired frosting.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

194 Calories
6g Fat
32g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 18
Calories 194
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 35mg 12%
Sodium 213mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 42mg 3%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 86mg 2%

* 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.

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