Sweetheart Fudge Cake Recipe
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Sweetheart Fudge Cake Recipe

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"When asked to make dessert for a friend's engagement party, I came up with this cake," recalls Tiffany Taylor of St. Petersburg, Florida. "It's great for Valentine's Day."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES:12-14 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12-14 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package chocolate fudge cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup currant jelly, warmed
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 can (16 ounces) vanilla frosting
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 2 pints fresh raspberries

Directions

  1. Prepare cake mix according to package directions. Stir in vanilla. Pour into two greased and floured 9-in. heart-shaped or round baking pans.
  2. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.
  3. While cakes are still warm, poke several holes in cakes with a meat fork or wooden skewer to within 1/4 in. of bottom. Brush jelly over top and sides of cakes.
  4. In a small saucepan, combine cream and chocolate; cook and stir over low heat until chocolate is melted. Brush over top and sides of cakes several times, allowing mixture to absorb between brushings. Cool completely.
  5. In a large bowl, beat frosting until fluffy; fold in whipped topping. Spread frosting between layers and over the top and sides of cake. Garnish with raspberries. Refrigerate for 2 hours before cutting. Yield: 12-14 servings.
Originally published as Sweetheart Fudge Cake in Taste of Home February/March 2003, p8

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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Reviewed Feb. 20, 2012

Great cake, fast and easy to prepare. Had a lot of left over frosting and chocolate sauce, could cut back a little on those amounts.

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