Thursday, March 1, 2012

Fudge Cake

Back in the day, before I was even a twinkle in my parents' eyes, my mom used to make this cake for Sunday dessert every single week. It was my dad's favorite.

As a result, most of my siblings hate it.

I wasn't part of that Sunday tradition, but growing up I was indifferent to fudge cake on the (much more) rare occasion that my mom made it, simply because I don't like chocolate cake. Simple as that.

Until one Sunday at my parents' house, when my husband helped himself to a piece and I found myself drooling over it. So I took a bite. And my life was changed forever.

I had the opportunity to make it myself for my dad's 70th birthday party last month. Which meant I got to take the leftovers home with me.

And all was good in The Brown Eyed Girl's world.

Fudge cake. It's simple and delicious. And I'm sharing it with you.


2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
2 sticks butter (1 cup)
1 cup water
4 Tbs cocoa
1/2 cup milk
2 eggs, beaten
1 tsp vanilla

1 stick butter
4 tsp cocoa
5 Tbs milk
1 box powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
Nuts (optional)

Mix the first four ingredients in a large bowl. Bring the butter, water, and cocoa to a boil in a saucepan. Pour into the flour mixture. Add the milk, eggs, and vanilla, mix well, and pour into a greased and floured 9 x 13 pan. Bake at 400 degrees for thirty minutes.

For the frosting, bring the butter, cocoa, and milk to a boil; pour in the sugar, then add the vanilla and nuts. Stir until mixed well. Frost while cake is still slightly warm.


And don't make the mistake I made of only putting 5 teaspoons of milk in the frosting, instead of 5 tablespoons. Oops.

The Brown-Eyed Girl


Jilly said...

I can't understand why most of your siblings dont like this.. I mean, its chocolate!!!

Brenda Anderson said...

Thanks, Rachel! You saved me. Elvis wanted fudge cake for his birthday but Mom's on vacation (with you)!