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Homemade Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Frosting

posted by Julie Evink on October 29, 2017

Amazing Homemade Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Frosting ~ Easy, Homemade Chocolate Fudge Cake Recipe Topped with the BEST Chocolate Frosting! Anyone Can Make This Moist Homemade Cake!


Easy Homemade Chocolate Cake Recipe that anyone cake make!

Once upon a time I couldn’t eat chocolate. Seriously. It was HORRIBLE. I would get terrible stomach cramps and want to die. Like to the point that chocolate didn’t even tempt me. That’s how terrible it was! One time I tried to eat it to see if it still did that to me and let’s just say I didn’t try that for a LONG time again. Then, my friends, I had children. Somewhere in there it fixed me. I can now eat chocolate with no problem. Weird, right? That’s about the only thing they “fixed” I’m pretty sure! I’m so thankful that I can now bury my face in this Amazing Homemade Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Frosting!

This Homemade Chocolate Cake Recipe comes from my husband’s mother and she called it “Cocoa Fudge Cake with Never Fail Chocolate Frosting”. I renamed it because I think of Fudge Cake having a gooey, melty center. This cake has a more chocolate cake consistency although it’s still epic!

My sister-in-law happened to make it for a dessert one day and I took one bite and then all the angels started singing in heaven, or at least that’s what happened in my mind!


Here’s the thing, usually I really don’t get that excited over cake. Sure, I take a piece if someone gives it to me, but it’s not like I’m going to be like I’M TOTALLY CRAVING CAKE RIGHT NOW. Now cookies on the other hand I totally crave.

So let’s just say, when I’m craving a chocolate cake recipe you know it’s pretty dang good!

Two IG posts with staged and edited photos

I think it might be because that chocolate frosting is so awesome. Just look at it in that picture above. It’s gets this really thin hard shell on it and then you slice through that and it’s all melty and delicious. See I told you. Heaven. Angels Singing. You get the picture.

Don’t mind me while I go and wipe the drool off my keyboard. You should do the same. Just saying.

Personally, I like to top mine with a good old scoop of ice cream, but this chocolate fudge cake is so amazing it can be ate naked. Yes, I’m giggling at write naked. I’m pretty much a 12 year old boy at heart apparently.

Ok, I know you are all FREAKING out because it’s totally homemade. I get it, it usually kind of scares me, but guess what? It’s totally easy. Like as in dump ALL the ingredients together and mix. That’s pretty dang easy isn’t it? I mean you don’t even have to follow a certain order!

Plus, the ingredients are normal!

Ingredients Needed for Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Frosting

  • All-purpose flour
  • White sugar
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • Vanilla
  • Buttermilk
  • Butter flavored shortening
  • Eggs
  • Butter
  • Milk
  • Salt

See, told you so! I bet almost all of them are in your house right now and you can actually pronounce them all!

So, what are you waiting for? Make this cake stat! I’m sure there’s something to celebrate with this Chocolate Cake Recipe!

You can totally invite me over to celebrate too. I’ll help you for sure!

Tools Needed to Make Homemade Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Frosting!

  • Stand Mixer or Hand Mixer ~ If you haven’t bought one of these yet, then I don’t know how you made it through life. I adore my stand mixer, but it you are on a budget this hand mixer will totally work!
  • Saucepan ~ I love the non-stick saucepans because, well, sometimes I’m a little bit of a space cadet and need the non-stick option 😉
  • 9 x 13 inch pan ~ You can totally get a non-stick cake pan, glass cake pan or ceramic like I used. Just watch the baking time, they vary a little!

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Enjoy friends! This cake will be your new favorite!

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Homemade Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Frosting

Prep Time 00:20 Inactive Time 01:00 Cook Time 00:40 Serves 20     adjust servings

Amazing Homemade Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Frosting ~ Easy, Homemade Chocolate  Fudge Cake Recipe Topped with the BEST Chocolate Frosting! Anyone Can Make This Moist Homemade Cake!



    • 1 2/3 c. all-purpose flour
    • 1 1/2 c. white sugar
    • 2/3 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
    • 1 tsp salt
    • 1 tsp vanilla
    • 1/2 c. buttermilk
    • 1/2 c. butter flavored shortening
    • 2 eggs


    • 1 c. white sugar
    • 1/2 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 1/4 c. butter
    • 1/4 c. milk
    • dash of salt
    • 1 tsp vanilla


    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour 9 x 13 inch pan and set aside. 
    2. In a mixing bowl beat together all ingredients on low, for 30 seconds, scraping bowl as needed. Continue to beat on high speed for 3 additional minutes. Pour batter into prepared pan.
    3. Bake in preheated oven for 35-40 minutes or until cake tests done (insert toothpick into center and it should be clean when pulled out).
    4. Remove cake from oven and cool. 
    5. Meanwhile to prepare frosting, mix all frosting ingredients, except vanilla, in a medium size saucepan. Cook and stir until it comes to a rolling boil. Boil for 1 minute while stirring. 
    6. Remove from heat and cool. 
    7. Add 1 tsp vanilla. Beat with hand mixer until spreading consistency (smooth and thick). Spread over prepared cake. 
    8. Store in air tight container 2-3 days.


    Recipe Notes


    Nutrition Facts
    Serving Size 1 piece
    Amount Per ServingAs Served
    Calories 223kcal Calories from fat 79
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat 9g14%
    Saturated Fat 3g15%
    Transfat 1g
    Cholesterol 23mg8%
    Sodium 146mg6%
    Carbohydrate 36g12%
    Dietary Fiber 2g8%
    Sugars 26g
    Protein 3g

    Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

    Total FatLess than65g
    Sat FatLess than25g
    CholesterolLess than300mg
    SodiumLess than2,400mg
    Total Carbohydrate300g
    Dietary Fiber25g
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    • Auntiepatch

      mix all frosting ingredients, except vanilla.

      No vanilla in the frosting ingredients…..

      • Auntiepatch

        Never mind – the vanilla is listed in the directions but not in the ingredients.

      • Julie Evink

        Sorry! 1 tsp thanks for catching my mistake!

    • Danielle Green

      Good frosting not only “takes the cake”, it “makes the cake!”

    • Malinda

      Oh man, that would be the end of my life if I couldn’t have chocolate!! I love making simple homemade cakes and even better when they are chocolate!!!

    • Valentina @Valentina's Corner

      No self-control here with this recipe. Yumm!!!

    • Melissa Howell

      This cake looks absolutely PERFECT! Tender and moist and super chocolatey!

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