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Caramel-Fudge Chocolate Cake Recipe

Caramel-Fudge Chocolate Cake Recipe

To satisfy the chocolate lovers in our family, I added hot fudge topping and chocolate chips to a caramel-covered dessert that's quite popular in our area. The moist cake layer is a breeze to prepare using a boxed mix, and the rich toppings make it especially decadent. —Karen Stucky, Freeman, South Dakota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling YIELD:12-15 servings


  • 1 package chocolate cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips, divided
  • 1 jar (12-1/4 ounces) caramel ice cream topping, warmed
  • 1 jar (11-3/4 ounces) hot fudge ice cream topping, warmed
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1/2 cup English toffee bits or almond brickle chips


  • 1. Prepare cake batter according to package directions. Stir in 3/4 cup chocolate chips.
  • 2. Pour into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Immediately poke holes in the cake with a meat fork or skewer. Spread caramel and fudge toppings over cake. Cool on a wire rack.
  • 3. Frost with whipped topping. Sprinkle with toffee bits and remaining chocolate chips. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 12-15 servings.

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vivekk User ID: 7571882 268824
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2017


susnan User ID: 4129354 259679
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2017

"Very easy and rich! I forgot to buy chocolate chips and only had olive oil. The cake was still delicious and everyone loved it. I used crushed Heath bars on top."

rena 55 User ID: 1935799 252030
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2016

"This is one cake that satisfies that sweet tooth! When I take to carry ins, it's always a hit!"

OllieMae User ID: 5075203 248158
Reviewed May. 13, 2016

"I've made this before but I didn't add the chocolate chips in the mix. I'll have to try that. This is extra rich but so good. It always goes fast when I make it. We always call it "Death by chocolate"!!"

lvarner User ID: 35803 244756
Reviewed Mar. 1, 2016

"So easy and so yummy! This is a great cake for a potluck. The flavor combination is delicious!"

dlynrn User ID: 6434412 225823
Reviewed May. 3, 2015

"Wow! This cake was amazing and everyone loved it! This recipe is so easy - definitely a keeper!"

luigimon User ID: 1692040 216146
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2014

"This was too sweet and too good!!!! Love this recipe!! Yummy fudge and caramel! I used triple chocolate fudge cake this!! So good!!"

Karen.Buske User ID: 6777614 29402
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2012

"It's a keeper!

Re: To lebs3607, entirely too sweet? Did you not look at the recipe before you made it, or did you just say you made it? Duh! If you made it, you know it consist of choc. chips, caramel, hot fudge, choc cake mix, what gives you a clue that it will be sweet? Please stop leaving your rude comments. We all know that it will be sweet and yummy. You shouldn't of made it in the first place. What texture were you looking for? No, please don't tell us."

2124arizona User ID: 845443 26213
Reviewed Jul. 21, 2012

"This cake is a real classic. I've served it many, many times. I don't know how many times I've shared the recipe. I've substituted crushed Butterfinger candy bars, M & M's, Reese's pieces or chocolate peanut butter cups for the toffee bits with the same tasty results! Yum!"

NKREat User ID: 1204371 49848
Reviewed Jun. 9, 2012

"I cut this recipe out of the magazine in 1999. It is a 'keeper'. The caramel and hot fudge soak into the cake and make it super moist. The cool whip topping for icing is the perfect choice. I used English toffee w/ chocolate already in it instead of toffee and mini chips on top (Heath Bar brand)."

lebs3607 User ID: 6084564 70613
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2011

"Entirely to sweet. I took it to a family gathering and no one care for it. I didn't like the texture of the cake either"

ebourn User ID: 5393235 70611
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2011

"I took this dessert to school for my high school students, and they loved it. I made it about 6 months ago, and the kids are still asking about it!"

abbeym06 User ID: 1858720 33352
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2010

"So easy to make and everyone loves it!!!"

dianeve User ID: 643652 29400
Reviewed Jun. 21, 2010

"Oh my gosh. So delicious!"

bosmom50 User ID: 1435961 68532
Reviewed Jun. 19, 2010

"Oooey, gooey, wonderful!"

pferry56 User ID: 1502456 72173
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2009

"have made this cake serveral times and coworkers always demand it for pot lucks which I am glad because it is so easy to make"

5hungrykids User ID: 1062637 25856
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2008

"I am not much of a "cake" person, but I absolutely love this one! It is so moist and the hot fudge topping and caramel topping just add "ooey" goodness! People often request this recipe and are surprised at how easy it is to make."

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