30 Minute Chocolate Fudge Cake…One Bowl, One Spoon

chocolate-fudge-cake
Chocolate Fudge Cake

This Chocolate Fudge Cake is so wonderful. It is so rich though, it’s hard to imagine why it needs icing LOL. And around our house, we always topped it with a whipped topping (cool whip). That seemed to calm down the richness.

Heck, you may only need one spoon to eat it (wink).


This serves 12 to 16.

Ingredients for Chocolate Fudge Cake

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 sticks butter
  • 1 cup water
  • 5 Tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Directions for Chocolate Fudge Cake

  1. Mix flour and sugar in a large bowl.
  2. In a medium saucepan, combine butter, water, and cocoa over medium heat.
  3. Bring mixture to a boil and pour over the flour/sugar mixture. Mix well.
  4. Add eggs, buttermilk, baking soda, and vanilla.
  5. Pour into a well-greased 9×13 pan, and bake at 350 for 30 minutes.

Ingredients for Fudge Icing

  • 1 stick butter
  • 4 Tablespoons milk
  • 4 Tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 (16-ounce) box powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Directions for Fudge Icing

  1. In a medium saucepan, combine butter, milk, and cocoa and bring mixture to a boil.
  2. Remove from heat and add powdered sugar, stirring well with a whisk or wooden spoon until the sugar melts and the mixture is smooth.
  3. Stir in vanilla and pecans, then pour over hot cake.