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This fudge cake recipe makes a perfect, rich chocolate cake recipe. Simple to make, this fudge cake pairs well with so many frosting recipes.

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Of course, I love it paired with my peanut butter frosting. It is one of my all-time favorite flavor combinations. It’s rich, decadent, and to die for. If you like peanut butter and chocolate, I can’t recommend it enough. Of course, any frosting recipe works perfectly, too!

Fudge Cake Recipe

Dessert 45 mins

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Servings 16
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Author Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch
This fudge cake makes a delicious, rich chocolate dessert.


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 ounce baking chocolate
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 325º Fahrenheit.
  • Prepare 8 inch square or small baking pan by buttering and lightly flouring.
  • Melt butter and chocolate over low heat in a small saucepan.
  • Remove from heat and add sugar.
  • Beat in eggs.
  • Add flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • Mix well.
  • Add vanilla and chocolate chips. Mix well.
  • Pour batter into prepared pan and bake 35 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and cut while hot.
  • Do not remove until cooled.
  • You may leave fudge cake in the pan, spread lightly with desired frosting or remove from cake pans and serve.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 187kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 67mg | Potassium: 35mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 232IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg

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Robyn Stone

Robyn Stone is a wife, mom, blogger, recipe developer, and cookbook author. Welcome to Add a Pinch where I share thousands of delicious, tested and perfected easy recipes that the whole family will love.

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  1. Robyn honey, you and i need to have a chat . . . you see, my hips can’t take this little lovely decadent goodie . . . oh, i want to but i’m gonna have to step away from the fudge cake w/peanut butter frosting . . . steppin’ away now . . . nice and easy . . .

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