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Easy Chocolate Fudge Cake Recipe

Photo source: Grandmother's Kitchen

This is an easy chocolate fudge cake recipe that will be a family favorite.


2 cups all purpose flour
2 cups granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup butter
4 Tablespoons cocoa
1 cup hot water

1/2 cup butter
4 Tablespoons cocoa
6 Tablespoons milk
4 cups confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup candy toppings



Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Grease and flour two 8 inch round cake pans.

In a mixing bowl, mix together flour, sugar and salt.

In separate bowl beat eggs, buttermilk, baking soda and vanilla.

In a saucepan bring butter, cocoa and water to a boil and whisk together.

In a large mixing bowl, combine all 3 mixtures and mix until blended.

Pour evenly into cake pans.

Bake 30-35 minutes or until tester inserted in the center comes out clean.

Cool 5 minutes in tins then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.


In a small sauce pan, bring butter, cocoa and milk to a boil. Whisk together to combine and watch you do not burn the milk.

Remove and pour over sugar in a medium bowl.

Add vanilla extract and mix well.

Let cool to just warm.


Place bottom cake layer on a serving plate and spread one third of the frosting over cake layer.

Place on the top cake layer and spread the remaining icing onto the top and sides.

Top with candy toppings and chill until ready to serve.

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