The Best Chocolate Cake with Fudge Icing makes a simple, yet oh so scrumptious dessert recipe everyone loves.

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It just had to happen. I just had to share my love for my topping my recipe for The Best Chocolate Cake with Fudge Icing. Let me just tell you friends, it is out of this ever loving world. And so, so, so, so, so simple. You are going to love me for this little taste of chocolate cake heaven.

However, this chocolate cake should totally come with a warning label that reads, “Highly Addictive! Taste at your own risk!”

It is the dangerous combination of my famous The Best Chocolate Cake {Ever} recipe and my Grandmother’s Fudge Icing recipe. Talk about a match made in heaven!!!

You may also need to become close friends with your running shoes and hide those scales when you make this chocolate cake my friends. Hey, I’m just telling you the truth. That’s what friends do, right?

 

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Another tactic that I like to use whenever I make this chocolate cake with fudge icing is to make sure there will be plenty of people around my house to enjoy it. I make it for holidays, when my son has friends coming over, and I always love to send some home with them as they start to head out the door. In other words, I don’t want to be alone with this stuff by myself. It truly wouldn’t be a good thing for my hips. But oh boy, my lips sure would love me forever.

You’ve just got to make it for yourself. And er, 12 of your closest friends! You’ll be safe that way.

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Here’s my recipe for Chocolate Cake with Fudge Icing. I hope you love it.

The Best Chocolate Cake with Fudge Icing Recipe

The Best Chocolate Cake with Fudge Icing makes a simple, yet oh so scrumptious dessert recipe everyone loves.
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Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 16
Author: Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350º F. Prepare rimmed kitchen sheet pan with nonstick baking spray or by coating with shortening and dusting lightly with flour, being sure to remove all excess flour.
  • Prepare The Best Chocolate Cake batter as directed and pour into rimmed sheet pan. Use an offset spatula to make sure the batter is distributed evenly. Place in the oven and bake for 12-15 minutes or until the cake slightly pulls away from the edges and a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the center of the cake. Allow the cake to cool slightly, about 10-15 minutes.
  • While the cake is cooling, prepare the Fudge Icing recipe as directed. Pour the icing over the top of the cake, making sure to pour over the entire cake and allow it to coat. Only spread with a knife or offset spatula if absolutely needed because it will change the look of the icing on the cake.
  • Allow the cake and icing to cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • Cut into individual pieces and serve.
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  1. I made th I cake for my daughter’s birthday and she simply loved it. Actually everyone can’t seem to be getting enough of the cake. I have baked many so called ultimate and best chocolate cakes by far this one tops the list. Thank you and God bless Robyn.

  2. Hi Robyn. I googled chocolate cake recipes yesterday and found yours. I made it with just one slight alteration and entered it in the county fair. I used my own icing recipe. I still don’t know how it tastes because it is sitting at the fair display with a First Prize ribbon on it. Thought I’d share that! Thanks!

  3. Hello Robyn, I’m from the UK. Can you please tell me the size of a sheet pan for this recipe? So looking forward to trying out your recipe.

      1. Does a deeper pan work with this recipe? I have a 12 x 8 x 2 pan. Hoping to hear from you soon as I’m baking a cake for a birthday! Thanks!

  4. Hi. This cake sound delicious! I am not a baker by any means but want to make my son’s birthday using your recipe! What size cake pan(s) would you suggest for a guest list of 41 people? And also how many times would I have to double/triple the recipe?

    Thanks!!

  5. made the cake and inbetween the layers I made a peanutbutter filing. made of peanutbutter, butter, powdersugar, a dash of vanilla

  6. This says it yields 12 servings. Is that correct? Your recipe for a 9×13 pan says it serves 24. I am making a cake for my son’s (smallish) birthday party and if the 9×13 cake serves 24 then I think that is plenty. I feel like this one maybe would feed 48? Or is it just so good that you eat huge slices? 🙂 I just want to make sure to have enough delicious cake for all of the hungry 7 year olds!

    1. Hi Sarah,
      This recipe yields 12 generous size servings. I don’t see the number of people you want to serve, but this cake can be sliced into smaller child sized servings. Thanks!

  7. Hi , thank you for sharing this variation.  Did you “flip “ the cake out of the sheet pan, or did you leave it in for serving ?
    Thanks in advance 

    1. I just usually leave it in the sheet pan for serving. Hope you enjoy it, Juliette! Note that this icing is a bit different from a buttercream…This icing hardens quickly. I prefer to use it as a poured icing as photographed or poured onto a sheet cake. Enjoy it! xo

  8. Your “The Best Chocolate Cake Recipe {Ever}” is my go to chocolate cake recipe; thank you! I always get rave reviews when I make it as a layer cake, and I’ve learned to keep using the recipes that give results!

    I love the idea of the sheet pan version so I can decorate it with an elaborate message to celebrate my son’s 8th grade promotion. What icing would you recommend to write a message on top of the fudge icing? Or would you recommend using a different type of icing all together? Thanks!

  9. This cake was so moist and delicious! I made a double layer sheet cake for my son’s birthday party. I used your chocolate buttercream frosting to put between the layers and frost the cake and everyone raved about how delicious it was. Thank you for this amazing recipe!

  10. The best cake ever made it a few times and each time someone always asks for the recipe and the icing is just the best😋😋. I also made the glutin free version ( I have celiac) and served it to non glutin free guest and the couldn’t believe it was made without all purpose flour
    Sooo good
    Vicki

  11. Thank you for sharing your recipe and all the variations of it. I’m compiling it as a base topped with raspberry mouse, freezing it and pouring a dark chocolate mirror glaze over it for my friend turning 50 during this really challenging time. I searched the internet up and down for the best chocolate recipe and clearly you have nailed it. I’m hoping it comes out as I envision it. After this I’m trying your white chocolate recipe. I really appreciate you sharing all your hard work, talent and creativity! Stay well!

    1. Thank you, Amy. I hope your friend has a very happy 50th birthday and you both enjoy the cake. It sounds delicious with your raspberry mousse and dark chocolate glaze. I hope you find many more recipes you like. xo

  12. Hi Robyn,

    I am going to make this cake for my daughter’s birthday tomorrow. I wanted to make a double layer sheet pan cake. How do I double the recipe and what should be the cooking time? Also, is it easy to flip out the cake from the sheet pan?
    Please let me know. Thank you!

    1. Instead of doubling the recipe, I would make the recipe twice. I recommend lining the sheet pan with parchment to make removing the cake from the pan easier. I would place the pan on a wire rack to cool about 10 minutes. Then, place a wire rack over the cake and holding the rack firmly against the pan, I would turn it over so the cake flips onto the wire rack. Once the cake has cooled thoroughly, then I would place your cake board or plate over the cake and similar to a sandwich, turn the cake onto the cake board. Frost the first layer then stack the second layer onto the cake and frost the top and sides. Hope this helps and hope your daughter has a very happy birthday!

      1. Thank you Robyn! The cake was a hit. I used a 9X13 sheet pan, made the cake twice and used 1 recipe of chocolate buttercream frosting ☺️ parchment paper really helped in flipping the big cakes. Everyone loved it!

  13. Hi Robyn. I am making this cake tomorrow and had some questions. It is for a 7yr olds bday party. He wants it to be a dinosaur face and it “just has to be chocoate”. They are only having 15 people. My rimmed pan is 15x10x1. Should I make this a 2 layer cake and do the chocolate frosting in the middle? Is it pretty easy to decorate? I am thinking it will definitely need a crumb coat. I am thiking since he loves chocolate, the addition of the chocolate buttercream frosting in the middle would be nice. I will use the vanilla buttercream on top so I can decorate. Thank you for your time. It looks delicious.

    1. Poppi, the half sheet pan I use for this cake is 13×18 inches so there would be too much batter in the recipe for the 15×10 pan. You could use the extra batter for cupcakes for the party if you wish. I think the chocolate buttercream frosting in the middle and covered wi with vanilla buttercream frosting will be delicious. Since you will be stacking these cakes, I would line the pans with parchment paper to make it easier to remove the cake from the pan. I would place the pan on a wire rack to cool about 10 minutes. Then, place a wire rack over the cake and holding the rack firmly against the pan, I would turn it over so the cake flips onto the wire rack. Once the cake has cooled thoroughly, then I would place your cake board or plate over the cake and similar to a sandwich, turn the cake onto the cake board. Frost the first layer then stack the second layer onto the cake and frost the top and sides. I hope your son has a very happy 7th birthday!

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