Old Fashioned Fudge Cake Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Old Fashioned Fudge Cake Recipe
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Old Fashioned Fudge Cake

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"A dense, moist chocolate cake made from scratch. Can be doubled without any problems."

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Original recipe makes 1 9-inch tube pan Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    45 mins

    1 hr 15 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9 inch tube pan. In small saucepan, heat butter, chocolate and water until chocolate melts and mixture is smooth, stirring constantly. Set aside to cool.
  2. Sift together into a large bowl the flour, sugar and baking soda. In a small bowl, beat egg slightly and combine with sour cream and vanilla. Stir into flour mixture. Pour in the cooled chocolate mixture. Beat at low speed for 5 minutes until completely combined and the consistency of heavy cream.
  3. Pour batter into prepared 9 inch tube pan. Bake in the preheated oven for 45 to 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 11, 2003

Very easy to make. I ommitted the sour cream and only put in 1 cup of sugar as I couldn't get bitter chocolate only the normal dark kind, but it rose beautifully and tasted great.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 24, 2009



24 Ratings

Nov 11, 2003

This cake was very moist and tasty, though I feel it could use more chocolate than what was given on the recipes, maybe 2 oz. But, delicious! I used a chocolate glaze on top, too with powdered sugar, very tastey!

Mar 30, 2004

Extremely moist! Sour cream always makes cakes moist. I used semi-sweet chocolate and the cake turned out perfect. No icing necessary.

Oct 13, 2008

Wonderful cake! I also used 1 cup of strong brewed coffee instead of the water. I increased the chocolate to 6 ounces. Very moist and delicious. I used a bundt pan and the baking time for my cake was about 40 minutes. Will definitely be making this alot!

Jun 10, 2004

If you're looking for a chocolate pound cake recipe, this is a very good one. When I saw "fudge" in the title, I hoped it was a fudgey and chocolatey traditional chocolate cake. I love pound cake and I love chocolate cake, but the combination of the two has never been my favorite. I could tell from tasting the batter that it wasn't going to be chocolatey enough for me, so I added a half cup each of cocoa and sugar. Still just wasn't what I was after.

Apr 05, 2008

The best chocolate cake I have ever made or eaten for that matter! Moist, thick and perfectly chocolate! I did substitute vanilla hazelnut coffee for water and added an extra ounce of chocolate to the original recipe. This recipe is already book-marked and will certainly use it again!

Feb 25, 2007

This is a really easy, delicious cake! I did add a teaspoon of cinnamon for a "Mexican chocolate" flair and for presentation's sake, I made a glaze of 1 cup powdered sugar, 3 tbl milk, and 1 tsp vanilla and drizzled it over the top. I will definitely be making this again and again, thanks!


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  • Calories
  • 422 kcal
  • 21%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 52.6 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol
  • 80 mg
  • 27%
  • Fat
  • 23.3 g
  • 36%
  • Fiber
  • 2.1 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 4.9 g
  • 10%
  • Sodium
  • 73 mg
  • 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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