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Piece of homemade chocolate cake with chocolate frosting on a white plate with a fork in front of a white baking dish containing the rest of the cake
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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!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr 50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 20
Calories: 304kcal
Author: Julie Evink



  • 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


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour 9 x 13 inch pan and set aside. 
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • Remove cake from oven and cool. 
  • 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. 
  • Remove from heat and cool. 
  • Add 1 tsp vanilla. Beat with hand mixer until spreading consistency (smooth and thick). Spread over prepared cake. 
  • Store in air tight container 2-3 days.


Calories: 304kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 249mg | Potassium: 249mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 110IU | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 2.9mg