Double Chocolate Fudge Cake

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Double Chocolate Fudge Cake is a chocolate lover’s dream come true. It’s the perfect ending to any meal and since it’s a one-layer cake it’s ideal.

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Double chocolate fudge cake is rich and delicious. Perfect for any special occasion.

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In our house, special occasions and holidays often call for chocolate. Sometimes the special occasion is a birthday or our anniversary but sometimes, it’s just report card day.

When I was a kid, my Mom would often have a treat on report card day, just because, and before she knew what my grades were.

Using a Silpat silicone baking mat releases double chocolate fudge cake from the pan effortlessly.

So, it’s really only been the last few years that I’ve faithfully been using my Silpat silicone baking mats. They are so much more convenient than parchment paper and create no waste.

Plus it’s an investment that pays for itself. No more buying parchment which saves money.  I was excited to get one of the new round ones for cake pans. Works like a charm, the cake released perfectly.

More One-Layer Cakes

Sometimes a double-layer cake or a 9 x 13 cake is just too much food after dinner. One-layer cakes are perfect for smaller families as well.

This orange upside-down cake is a bright burst of sunshine and is perfect for summer. If you’re having some girlfriends over for lunch or dessert and coffee, a raspberry almond cake would be delightful.

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A little bit about this cake. It’s chocolaty! Rich and delicious but not overly sweet. If you’re planning this cake for a special occasion and are managing time, the ganache can be made a couple of days in advance.

Reheat it to pouring consistency. Be sure to leave enough time for the ganache to set once you’ve poured it over the cake.

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Double Chocolate Fudge Cake

This cake is rich and delicious making it perfect for any special occasion.
4.80 from 5 votes
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time35 minutes
Total Time50 minutes
Course: Cakes and Cupcakes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 – 10 servings


Fudge Cake

  • 1 cup flour
  • ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 ¼ cups packed light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup hot water
  • 8 ounces semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1 cup heavy cream


  • Preheat the oven to 350℉. Line an 8×2-inch round cake pan with a silicone liner. Set aside.
  • In a bowl, whisk the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. In a large bowl, combine the melted butter and brown sugar with a rubber spatula. Add the eggs and vanilla, stirring until well blended. All at once, add the flour mixture and stir just until all the flour is moistened. Pour the hot water over the batter and stir just until it’s incorporated and the batter is smooth. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan.
  • Bake at 350℉. until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 35 to 40 minutes. Let cool in the pan on a baking rack for 10 minutes. Run a thin knife around the edge and invert the cake. Turn it over again onto the rack and let cool completely.
  • Once the cake is cool, make the ganache: Put the chocolate in a medium heatproof bowl, metal or glass. In a small saucepan, bring the cream to a boil. Pour the hot cream over the chocolate and whisk gently until the chocolate is completely melted and smooth.
  • To frost cake: set the baking rack over a baking sheet or foil. Pour the warm ganache over the cake, letting drip over the sides. If necessary, use an icing spatula to spread it over the top of the cake and down the sides. Let set for about 1 – 2 hours before serving.

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  1. 5 stars
    June 2024, the cake came out excellent for me. My ganache came out a little too runny. Going to work on that because this cake was so good and so easy. Thanks for the recipe.

  2. This looks so good. I used to hate chocolate cake, which is funny because I love chocolate, but I’ve slowly turned myself into a chocolate cake lover. Going to have to give this recipe a try.

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