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Decadent Fudge Cake Recipe

Decadent Fudge Cake Recipe

Everyone I serve it to seems to love the rich chocolate flavor of this attractive cake. My husband of 36 years and I have one married son and two granddaughters.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours YIELD:16-20 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 8 ounces German sweet chocolate, melted
  • 1 cup chocolate syrup
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1-1/4 cups miniature semisweet chocolate chips, divided
  • 4 ounces white baking chocolate, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon shortening, divided


  • 1. Cream butter in a large bowl. Gradually mix in sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine buttermilk and baking soda; add to creamed mixture alternately with flour, beginning and ending with flour. Add melted chocolate, chocolate syrup and vanilla. Stir in 1 cup miniature chocolate chips. Pour into a greased and floured 10-in. fluted tube pan. Bake at 325° for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Immediately invert cake onto a serving plate; cool completely.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a microwave, melt white chocolate and 2 tablespoons shortening; stir until smooth. Cool slightly; drizzle over cake. Melt remaining chips and shortening in a small saucepan over low heat, stirring until smooth. Remove from the heat; cool slightly. Drizzle over white chocolate. Yield: 16-20 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 315 calories, 17 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 68 mg cholesterol, 153 mg sodium, 39 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.

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Reviewed Jan. 13, 2014

"This cake turned out delicious, and was pretty simple to make. I was very surprised how thick the batter was; I had to actually spoon it into the pan, because it wouldn't pour. Both the toppings were also too thick to pour - I ended up frosting the top of the cake with the white chocolate mixture, and then added some of the extra chocolate syrup to the melted mini-chips and butter so I could make the drizzle pattern. All and all, though, it was a wonderful cake, my guests totally loved it. After dessert and sending pieces home with three people there was nothing left!"

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