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

Chocolate Fudge Cake

This rich, dense cake is sure to satisfy any chocolate craving!
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 16
Calories 233 kcal



  • 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: 233kcalCarbohydrates: 50gProtein: 3gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 43mgSodium: 91mgPotassium: 113mgFiber: 1gSugar: 40gVitamin A: 92IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 34mgIron: 1mg
Keyword chocolate fudge cake
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