Chocolate Fudge Cake

This cake is decadent and keeps true to the Bake With Nari motto sweet and indulgent. If you are a chocolate lover this cake is made for you, it’s intensely chocolaty and is your chocolate dreams come true. This cake is light and moist with a delicious old-school fudge frosting. It is the best chocolate fudge cake I have tasted and is easy to make. I have used coco and melted chocolate in this cake so that you are hit with an intense chocolate experience along with a cooked fudge frosting which is to die for. Super easy to make and a cake that satisfies your chocolate cravings, what’s not to love? It’s made with kitchen staples. You will love this one.

I have been away from social media for a while and even though I have missed it I just couldn’t take out time to post a picture or write a blog, I know I know my bad. But since I am back I decided to introduce this wonderful epic cake to you. You will love the fact that it’s easy but you will make it again and again because it’s just out of this world amazing. I love it, especially the amazing old-school fudge frosting which is dark, luscious, and if I may say so the best fudge frosting I have eaten so far.

I love this fudge cake for many reasons and I know there might be a lot of recipes out there but I love my fudge cake for these reasons

Why do I love my fudge cake?

  1. It is chocolate heaven all the way: My chocolate fudge cake is intensely chocolaty because of the use of coco which is bloomed in hot water and then used also I used melted chocolate in the cake which intensifies the chocolate flavor.
  2. Fudgy and moist: this cake is fudgy, light and moist, and not cloyingly sweet.
  3. Gets full points for being the easiest cake you have made
  4. Old school fudge frosting: This fudge frosting is amazing. It’s thick and it’s like you are eating spoons full of fudge sauce, but with a delicious moist, cake.
  5. Everyone I have shared this cake with goes crazy over it, it’s delicious, decadent, and a delight to share.

What do you need to make this Chocolate Fudge Cake?


Cake Flour: Cake flour is a type of flour that is finely milled and has a lower protein content as compared to all-purpose flour. It is mostly used for baking delicate and tender cakes with a fine crumb texture. The lower protein content in cake flour leads to less gluten formation when the flour is mixed with liquids, leading to a softer and more tender cake. You can order cake flour online it’s available.

Cocoa powder: Adds a rich chocolate flavor and color to the cake.

Baking powder and baking soda: Leavening agents that help the cake rise.

Butter: Adds moisture and richness.

Caster sugar: Sweetens the cake.

Eggs: Provide structure and moisture.

Vanilla extract: Enhances the chocolate flavor.

Hot Water: Adds moisture and contributes to the cake’s texture. Also used to make the cocoa powder bloom.

Unsweetened Chocolate: for that extra kick of chocolate.

Equipment needed for the chocolate Fudge cake

Mixing bowls: For combining dry and wet ingredients.

Electric mixer or stand mixer: To cream butter and sugar and mix the batter.

Baking pans: To bake the cake layers.

Parchment paper: To line the baking pans and prevent sticking.

Cooling rack: For cooling the cake layers.

Saucepan or microwave-safe bowl: For melting chocolate (for the frosting or ganache).

Spatula or icing knife: For spreading frosting

The old-fashioned Chocolate Fudge Frosting

This old-fashioned chocolate fudge frosting is to die for, it’s cooked on a stovetop and tastes almost like a fudge sauce just more flavoursome thick fudgy more yummy. It’s easy to make and you have to almost tell yourself not to lick the frosting clean. It’s a simple frosting where the sugar, cocoa, milk, butter, and corn syrup are cooked on a stovetop and then once cooked it is spread on the cake immediately. It would feel like the frosting will take forever to thicken but it will thicken in time when it cools down. Just a tip don’t overcook the frosting, stick to the time given for the cooking. Once it cools down it will be the consistency of a thick fudge sauce and you would almost think it won’t stick to the cake but it will and you can ice both cakes together with this amazing frosting.

Some common questions answered

Difference between Chocolate Fudge Cake and Mud Cake?

“Mud cake” and “fudge cake” are terms that are sometimes used interchangeably, but there can be distinctions between the two, both cakes are very different from each other and are often confused to be one. So what’s a mud cake?

A mud cake is Dense and Moist in Texture they are heavy, fudgy consistency, similar to brownies. It has a Rich Chocolate Flavor and may include ingredients like coffee or sour cream to enhance the chocolate flavor and moisture. The Butter and Sugar Content is substantial as it contributes to the dense and indulgent texture. Often the Toppings and Frosting of a Mud cake may be a ganache, chocolate glaze, or a dusting of cocoa powder. They are sometimes left unfrosted to highlight their dense and rustic appearance.

Now a Chocolate Fudge Cake is Fudgy in Texture and like a mud cake, is known for its fudgy texture. The term “fudge” suggests a dense and rich quality. The Use of Fudge Frosting is an important aspect of a fudge cake and is often topped or filled with a thick layer of chocolate fudge frosting. This frosting is creamy, and smooth, and adds an extra layer of indulgence to the cake. This cake is Moist and Decadent as the fudge frosting complements the cake layers, creating a luscious combination. I have used a Glossy Ganache (Optional)as a topping, adding a shiny and luxurious finish to the cake. The Sweetness Level of a fudge cake is quite sweet, as the fudge frosting often contains a significant amount of powdered sugar to achieve the desired consistency and sweetness.

What It Means to Bloom Cocoa Powder?

Yes, there is a term for coco powder when it’s mixed in hot liquids and that is called Blooming the coco powder. When a cocoa powder is “bloomed” it’s mixed with a hot liquid, stirred well to break up any lumps and then it is made to sit for a while what this does is it help the cocoa flavour to become strong. The cocoa powder dissolves and then thickens the liquid and releases flavor within the powder. This technique brings out the best in cocoa powder and makes the flavor extra chocolaty.

How do I achieve a fudgy texture in my fudge cake?

To get a fudgy texture, it’s important to use ingredients that are high-quality for example your chocolate and butter. Another important aspect is not overbaking the cake and you should just bake it until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with a few moist crumbs rather than completely clean.

Can I make a fudge cake without eggs?

Yes, you can make an eggless fudge cake by using egg substitutes such as applesauce, yogurt, or commercial egg replacers. However, the texture and structure of the cake might slightly differ.

What type of chocolate is best for a fudge cake?

High-quality chocolate with good cocoa content is the perfect chocolate for a fudge cake. I have used unsweetened as it lends the most chocolate flavour but you can use either chocolate bars or chocolate chips. The type of chocolate (dark, semi-sweet, or milk) depends on your preference for sweetness and intensity of chocolate flavor.

Can I freeze a fudge cake?

Yes, you can freeze a fudge cake. Make sure it’s well-wrapped to prevent freezer burn. Thaw the cake in the refrigerator before bringing it to room temperature.

How do I store a fudge cake?

Store a fudge cake in an airtight container at room temperature for a day or two. If keeping it longer, refrigerate the cake. Make sure it’s well covered so it doesn’t dry out or absorb the smells that are in its surroundings.

Can I make a fudge cake ahead of time?

Yes, you can make a fudge cake ahead of time. Bake and cool the cake layers, and if possible, wrap them first in cling wrap and then some good quality foil and freeze them. Thaw them in the fridge a day before you need to use them and then frost the cake just before serving for the freshest taste and texture.

Can I use a different type of frosting on a fudge cake?

While fudge cake is often paired with chocolate fudge frosting, you can certainly use other frostings like cream cheese frosting, ganache, or buttercream, depending on your preference.

Ingredients for the fudge cake

  • Ingredients for the Fudge Frosting

  • Dark Chocolate Ganache

Instructions for the cake

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C. Take two or one 6′ round pan grease it with butter and line it with parchment paper. Set aside. Add cocoa powder in hot water and let it bloom. Keep aside.
  2. Cream butter and sugar once fluffy and light add the egg and whisk it well.
  3. Add the melted chocolate and beat well.
  4. Now take the flour, baking powder, and baking soda and sift them in the creamed mixture alternatively with boiling water and cocoa mixture beginning and ending with flour.
  5. Beat well after each addition and stir in the vanilla.
  6. Pour batter into the greased and lined tins and bake for 20 to 25 minutes at 180 degrees C till the toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool the cakes down for 15 minutes and then turn them over on a cooling rack.
  7. Instructions for the Fudge Frosting/Icing and the Ganache

  8. Combine all ingredients together in a heavy saucepan except the vanilla. Bring to a boil and cook for 1 minute. Remove from heat and add vanilla. Cool slightly and beat until spreading consistency. Spread over cooled cakes immediately. Melt the dark chocolate in the cream in the microwave in 30 seconds bursts and once the chocolate is melted let it cool down to room temperature.
  9. Assembly

  10. Take the cakes and split them from the middle. Ice each cake with the frosting and stack them up. Once stacked ice the outside of the cake with frosting and decorate it with ganache. Enjoy!
    Ps I have used gold drip and golden sugar balls to decorate the cake.

Do make this cake and let me know how it went for you. For some more chocolate recipes here are some that are popular on my blog Chocolate Banana Bread, Chocolate Lava Cake: How to make a lava cake recipe? , All you need to know about Brownies. , Dark Chocolate Strawberry Cake

I hope you enjoy making this cake as much as I have enjoyed sharing this with you. Take care and do not forget to comment below and like follow my Instagram and Facebook channels. Love Nari



Hi I am Narsis known as Nari by all my friends I am a food blogger, home baker, food photographer who loves all things sweet. Welcome to my Kitchen, where I whip up everything sweet and indulgent.