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Chocolate Fudge Cake - The perfect cake to satisfy any chocolate craving!

Chocolate Fudge Cake

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate fudge cake
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 16
Calories: 233kcal
This rich, dense cake is sure to satisfy any chocolate craving!
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  • 1/2 cup butter 1 stick
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups Hershey's chocolate syrup 1 16oz can
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt omit if using salted butter
  • 1 cup flour


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter 1 stick
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips


  • In a large saucepan heat the butter and sugar until melted and well combined.
  • Remove pan from heat and add vanilla and chocolate syrup.
  • Add eggs and beat well (with a spoon or whisk).
  • Add salt and flour and stir until fully combined.
  • Pour batter into a greased 9"x13" pan.
  • Bake in a preheated 350*F oven for 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with a few moist crumbs, but no wet batter.
  • As the cake cools a bit, make the frosting.
  • In a saucepan, heat the butter, sugar and milk until it comes to a boil (stirring as needed).
  • Remove pan from heat and add chocolate chips. Do not stir for a minute or so and the chocolate chips will melt on their own. After a minute or two, stir to fully combine all ingredients.
  • Pour icing over the (still warm) cake, using an offset spatula to spread as needed.
  • Allow cake and icing to cool fully before cutting.


From everything I've read, Hershey's syrup is the same in a can or in a plastic bottle. If you can not find a can, feel free to use syrup from a bottle. Also, yes, 16 fluid ounces is 2 cups, not 1-1/2 cups as listed in the recipe. For some reason the 16oz measurement on the can of syrup is weight, not fluid ounces.


Calories: 233kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 91mg | Potassium: 113mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 40g | Vitamin A: 92IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1mg