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

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

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This fudge cake makes a delicious, rich chocolate dessert.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 16


  • 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 kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 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. You can follow my tips for how to tell when your cake is done.
  • 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.


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

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Robyn xo

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Recipe Review


  1. I can just imagine squashing this into my mouth with that frosting oozing everywhere! Yum yum….who can resist penaut butter and chocolate!

  2. My mouth totally waters reading this at 11 a.m. I want it for breakfast! (Yes, I haven’t eaten yet!)

  3. Me oh my! Robyn, this cake looks so decadent and delicious! I have been craving chocolate like crazy lately and could totally go for something like this. What a marvelous and mouthwatering recipe. Thanks for sharing!

  4. 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 . . .