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Best Chocolate Cake with Fudge Frosting

Best Chocolate Cake with Fudge Frosting Best Chocolate Cake with Fudge Frosting

Best Chocolate Cake with Fudge Frosting recipe













Trans-fat Free


2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
½ cup vegetable shortening
¾ cup water
¾ cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon baking powder
2 large eggs
4 ounces unsweetened chocolate
unsweetened, melted and cooled
Fudge frosting
2 cups sugar
½ cup vegetable shortening
3 ounces unsweetened chocolate
cup milk
½ teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  1. Heat oven to 350℉ (180℃).

  2. Grease and flour 13 x 9 x 3 pan, 3 8" round pans or 2 9" round pans.

  3. Beat all ingredients except fudge frosting in a large bowl on low speed for 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly. Beat on high speed for 3 minutes, scraping bowl constantly. Pour into pan(s).

  4. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes (rectangle pan) or 30 to 35 minutes (round pans), or until wooden pick comes out clean. Cool rounds 10 min.; remove from pans. Cool completely. Frost.

Fudge Frosting: Mix all ingredients except vanilla in a 2½ quart saucepan. Heat to a rolling boil, stirring occasionally. Boil 1 minute without stirring. Place saucepan in a bowl of ice and water. Beat until frosting is smooth and of spreading consistency; add vanilla.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 101g (3.6 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 40814% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 10%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 37mg 12%
Sodium 377mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 29%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars g
Protein 11g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 6% Iron 15%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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