Mom’s Famous Chocolate Fudge Cake

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Every time I go home, my Mom makes her Famous Chocolate Fudge Cake. It’s so delicious (the frosting tastes like fudge!) and always reminds me of my childhood. If you want to bake your valentine a treat, Mom has generously shared her recpe with us.


Mom’s Famous Chocolate Fudge Cake

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Grease & flour a 13″ x 9″ pan

In a mixing bowl,  combine:

2 Cups flour
2 Cups sugar

Bring to boil:

2 sticks butter or margarine (16 Tbsp or 1 Cup)
4 Tbsp cocoa
1 Cup water

Once brought to a boil, pour over flour & sugar mixture and combine.

Next, combine:
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 Cup sour milk (see below)

*Sour milk: In a 1/2 Cup measuring cup, add 1/4 Cup evaporated milk & 1/4 Cup hot water, then 2 tsp white or cider vinegar to curdle; Set the 1/2 cup measuring cup into a 1 cup measuring cup filled with hot water to help it curdle. Then, add 1 tsp of baking soda to the sour milk mix. (Note: The mixture will foam up and possibly over so be over your bowl when you do this part!)

Pour mixture into pan and bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes.

*Note: The cake doesn’t rise much, so not to worry when it doesn’t!



In a mixing bowl:

Pour in a 1 lb. box of confectioner’s (powdwered) sugar


Bring to a boil:

1 stick of butter (8 Tbsp or 1/2 Cup)

4 Tbsp cocoa

1/3 Cup milk

Once brought to a boil, pour over confectioner’s sugar and add:

1 tsp vanilla

Mix to combine.

Pour over cake and enjoy!


*Note: Icing will not be thick; just pour it over the cake and then let your favorite person lick the beaters and the bowl (my favorite part!).


Thanks, Mamala xx!


Do you have a favorite family recipe? I’d love to know what it is!



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