Chocolate Cake With Fudge Sauce Recipe
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Chocolate Cake With Fudge Sauce Recipe

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My whole family makes sure to leave room for dessert when this wonderful cake is on the menu. We all love chocolate and agree this rich, quick and easy recipe is one of the yummiest ways to enjoy it.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:12-15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 12-15 servings


  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) cook-and-serve chocolate pudding/pie filling mix
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 package chocolate cake mix (regular size)
  • SAUCE:
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Fresh mint, optional


  1. In a small saucepan, prepared pudding with milk according to package directions for pudding. Pour into a large bowl; add cake mix and beat until well blended.
  2. Spread into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched and edges pull away from sides of pan. Cool on a wire rack.
  3. For sauce, in a large heavy saucepan, melt butter and chocolate over low heat. Stir in evaporated milk and sugar until smooth. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 8 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla. Serve warm sauce with cake. Serve with mint if desired. Yield: 12-15 servings.
Originally published as Chocolate Cake With Fudge Sauce in Country Woman January/February 2002, p29

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trudyrn93 User ID: 5485057 227033
Reviewed May. 27, 2015

"Easy and decadent! I made it for dinner guests and everyone loved it. Topped it with homemade whipped cream."

christmastreegal User ID: 2258158 58807
Reviewed Aug. 24, 2014

"I was hosting a baby shower and wanted to keep it simple. I was making chocolate chunk brownies and to dress them up, decided to make a chocolate sauce that could be used with a brownie or brownie and ice cream. This sauce is amazing! It has a smooth, creamy texture that is delicious!"

Bratrattery User ID: 1029483 40278
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2011

"The cake is just okay. The fudge sauce is amazing. It is my go to hot fudge recipe. We usually have some in the fridge for ice cream."

susan valley-putt User ID: 2566861 40276
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2009

"EXCELLENT .... VERY easy & WONDERFUL taste!!!

THANK YOU for sharing this recipe!!!"

cherrylady User ID: 1073547 130654
Reviewed Mar. 1, 2009

"Yummy, simple fudge sauce! I will use this fudge sauce recipe again and again."

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